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CPB Annual Meeting 2020 Recording

1 February 2021

In case you missed the Annual Meeting in December you can now watch all the great talks! ( programme )

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2 postdoc positions on antimicrobial resistance detection via single-cell imaging

14 January 2021

Two 3-year postdoc openings for a microscopy experimentalist and an image-analysis expert to work on developing rapid assays for antimicrobial resistance. The work will also introduce new single-cell and single-molecule methods, as well as advance our understanding of bacterial physiology...

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PhD Prizes winners 2020

14 December 2020

PhD Prizes winners 2020 Awarding innovative research at the intersection between biological, physical and/or mathematical sciences Summary and graphical abstract Maximilian Jakobs Microtubule orientation during neuronal development Keywords:neuroscience, microtubules, modelling, machine learning, image analysis Summary and...

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2020 CPB Pump Priming Grants winners

3 December 2020

2020 CPB Pump Priming Grants The Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology - Pump Priming Grants is an annual scheme aimed at generating new collaborations between early career research teams with complementary expertise, this way promoting multidisciplinary research in the field of physical biology in the University of...

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Splitting to differentiate

2 November 2020

Abscission couples cell division to embryonic stem cell fate In the early embryo, cells change fate from a pluripotent state where they have the potential to become any cell type, towards more and more specialised cell types. One such fate transition is exit from naive pluripotency, when cells become receptive to...

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Read more at: Higher surface tension of red blood cells protects against severe malaria

Higher surface tension of red blood cells protects against severe malaria

1 October 2020

Red blood cell tension protects against severe malaria in the Dantu blood group Scientists from the University of Cambridge, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya have uncovered the mechanism behind the increased protection of Dantu blood type against malaria. The findings now...

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Photoacoustics resolves species-specific differences in hemoglobin concentration and oxygenation

30 September 2020

Photoacoustics resolves species-specific differences in hemoglobin concentration and oxygenation Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is an emerging biomedical imaging technology based on the conversion of light into ultrasound. It enables the non-invasive detection of the red blood cell protein haemoglobin (HB) and blood...

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Varsity Sci - A five-day symposium to bring together the best in research from Oxbridge!

31 August 2020

Varsity Sci A five-day symposium to bring together the best in research from Oxbridge! 22-26 September | Zoom The Cambridge BioSoc committee is excited to announce that the Oxford and Cambridge Biological Societies, together with partners from across the sciences, including the Chemical Societies of both universities, the...

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Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live human cells

28 August 2020

Single-molecule visualization of DNA G-quadruplex formation in live cells The formation of four-stranded DNA has been tracked in living human cells for the first time, allowing scientists to see how it works, and its possible role in cancer! aleks_dna_green_and_blue_smaller.jpg DNA usually forms the classic double helix...

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