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

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...


Read more at: Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live human cells

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...


Read more at: Advanced photonics techniques in biology

Advanced photonics techniques in biology

19 August 2020

Advanced Photonics Techniques in Biology screenshot_2020-08-19_at_14.40.51.png Registration deadline 28 August Register here Programme 01 September 2020 - The Invited speakers talks below will be uploaded onto the website ready to view at 9am : Nanoscale Thermometry and NMR Spectroscopy using Nanodiamond Quantum Sensors...


Read more at: Physical Biology of the Cell Webinar Series

Physical Biology of the Cell Webinar Series

3 August 2020

Physical Biology of the Cell Webinar Series 3-22 August 2020, 5pm screenshot_2020-08-03_at_12.29.36.png This intensive, several week mini-course explores the way that physical and mathematical models can be used to understand biological systems. The course begins by examining how simple order of magnitude estimates can be...


Read more at: Models for rheological data analysis – towards a better understanding of soft and biological materials

Models for rheological data analysis – towards a better understanding of soft and biological materials

31 July 2020

Fractional viscoelastic models for power-law materials fig05.png The mechanical response of soft materials, and in particular cells and tissues, exhibits a broad distribution of time-scales due to the complex structure and dynamics of these systems. This rich response is often associated with a characteristic power-law...


Read more at: How is the absolute timing of an event controlled during embryogenesis?

How is the absolute timing of an event controlled during embryogenesis?

24 July 2020

Tissue Tectonics and the Multi-Scale Regulation of Developmental Timing In this review, the Steventon lab examines existing literature in developmental biology that explores how events are timed in development. “This literature encompasses mechanisms for timing at a variety of different scales, including the single cell...


Read more at: Shedding light into pattern formation during morphogenesis

Shedding light into pattern formation during morphogenesis

30 June 2020

The Steventon lab has identified the signalling strategy required for explant elogantion in Zebrafish. “As embryos develop, individual cells must make decisions about what they are to become”, said Tim Fulton, first author of the study recently published in Current Biology . Traditionally it is considered that these...


Read more at: Tech-Know Tuesdays

Tech-Know Tuesdays

29 June 2020

A joint effort between CSCI post-docs Dan Prins (Green lab) and Craig McDonald (Kent lab) and the Cambridge Institute Scientists Society (CISSoc) from the CRUK CI, to discuss the latest technologies and their application to stem cell research. Talks are now held fortnightly and you can find more information here . If you...


Read more at: Cortical cell stiffness is independent of substrate mechanics

Cortical cell stiffness is independent of substrate mechanics

29 June 2020

Cortical cell stiffness is independent of substrate mechanics Over the past decade, cell mechanics measurements have repeatedly shown that cells growing on soft materials become soft, and those growing on stiff materials become stiff. This observation has held true for many different cell types, including stem cells and...


Read more at: Physics of Life network UK - PoLNet3
Physics of Life Network

Physics of Life network UK - PoLNet3

25 June 2020

The Physics of Life network UK is a community driven network consisting of researchers from the physical and life sciences whose journey first began in 2012 (PoLNET1 2012-2016 and PoLNET2 2017-2020). PoLNet3 is currently funded by UKRI (EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC) for the next 3 years (2020-2023). The main objective of PolNet3...