Thursday, 6 April 2017

March 2017

Welcome to David Butler, who has started his MSc project in the lab, supervised by Sarah Baxendale.

Tanya ran a workshop on peer review, sponsored by eLife, together with Jane Alfred, at the Francis Crick Institute, London.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

February 2017

We enjoyed excellent seminars and discussion from Esteban Hoijman (from Berta Alsina's lab, UPF Barcelona) and Alicia Hidalgo (Birmingham).

Monday, 30 January 2017

January 2017

A busy month for meetings!

The lab enjoyed some excellent talks at the Imagine:Imaging Life Launch Symposium
at the University of Sheffield.

Elvira presented a poster at the Extracellular Vesicles and the Tumour Microenvironment meeting at the Royal Society, London.

Tanya presented a poster at the 7th Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators (SCZI 2017), Pacific Grove, CA, USA.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

December 2016

Davide presented a poster at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting at King's College London.

Congratulations to Ryan Hartwell, who has passed his PhD viva!

November 2016

Welcome to Hollie Cowley and Ioanna Panagi, who have started their Level 3 undergraduate research projects in the lab.

Elvira and Sarah presented posters at the Bateson Centre Away Day, held at The Edge, Sheffield.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

October 2016

Sarah travelled to the International Islamic University, Malaysia, to help run a workshop on use of the zebrafish as a model organism for research.



Davide gave a great talk in the departmental First Year Postgraduate Symposium.

Tanya's review 'Sculpting the labyrinth: morphogenesis of the developing inner ear', co-authored with Berta Alsina, is now published in Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

September 2016


Congratulations to Ryan, who has submitted his thesis!


There was lots of interest in Wiebke Jahr's wonderful eduSPIM, an educational light-sheet microscope on loan from the Huisken lab, at Researchers' Night.  We also demonstrated some light-sheet movies of the developing ear.  

Tanya visited the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, and gave a talk on our analysis of the zebrafish inner ear using light-sheet microscopy.  It was interesting to hear from Andrew French about using machine learning for image analysis, and to see around the impressive Hounsfield facility for microCT imaging on the Sutton Bonington campus.

Sarah gave an excellent talk at the 53rd Inner Ear Biology Workshop in Montpellier, France, on her work on the zebrafish cloudy mutant, illustrated with plenty of beautiful light-sheet imaging.

At the beginning of the month, Tanya and Sarah were co-organisers for the 3rd International Conference on Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM 2016), which was held in BMS and at The Edge, University of Sheffield (31st Aug – 3rd Sept).  The meeting was a resounding success.  On the first day, BMS hosted a series of hands-on workshops, where we had no fewer than six light-sheet microscopes up and running in the department!  We welcomed 150 delegates from all over the world, including keynote speaker Hari Shroff (NIH).  The quality of presentations (talks and posters) was superb; special congratulations go to Sheffield students Karishma Chhabria (Chico lab, Bateson Centre) and Tania Mendonca (Physics/APS), who gave outstanding talks on their PhD work.  

From the lab, Nick and Davide presented posters of their work, and former student Georgina Stooke-Vaughan also presented a poster on her postdoc work in the Woolner lab, University of Manchester.  See all the action on Twitter: #lsfm2016