A Native Scientist workshop: How I explained skin cancer to kids

To explain my research to school pupils, I aimed at simplifying the notion of ‘cancer’, how it can invade and metastasize. I focused on skin cancer and to better illustrate it, I built a set of three interactive schemes mimicking the different skin cell types and how they canRead More

Running for a good cause

The Chariots of Fire is an annual relay race for charity held in Cambridge. It follows the famous path taken in the movie of the same name which tells the story of Harold Abrahams, a Cambridge runner, and his bid to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics. Fellow MELGENRead More

Outreaching epigenetics in melanoma at University of Helsinki

It was a great pleasure for me to represent MELGEN ESRs at the in Helsinki this year. This is an organized series arranged by the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG’s joint EU-LIFE) to bridge clinical and basic/translational research. It also aims to provide examples of howRead More

The Curious Case of the Ghost Blot- Halloween edition

The dark room was extra eerie that Friday evening. It was late and most of the lab members had left for the weekend. Neither the sharp tang of developing fluid nor the noisy whirring of the Imaging machine offered much in terms of company. But company was the lastRead More

Researchers` Night!

Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide free and public event dedicated to popularize science and fun learning. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September, with hundreds of event happening simultaneously in around 30 countries and over 300 cities in Europe. In 2017, all the events willRead More

BREAKING THE SCIENCE OF SELF-HEALING

Somebody once rightly said, “Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet”. What happens to cancer survivors? Many doctors encourage their patients to seek out a therapist after cancer diagnosis. Psychosocial factors, as well as psychosocial interventions, have now become issues for study inRead More

Multi-Omics: a Revolutionary Approach to Data Analysis

With the advent of advanced high-throughput technologies, researchers can now quantify the cellular changes at different molecular levels. Global examination of molecular levels comprises of analysing data integrated from multiple “omes” like genome, transcriptome, proteome, interactome, epigenome, metabolome, lipidome ,  and microbiome, referred to as Multi-omics. Multi-omics approach isRead More

MELGEN training in Leeds – version 2.0

As part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Training Network, MELGEN fellows participate in seminars and workshops which boost up their scientific skills! Last May, we attended intense training activities at the gorgeous city of Camogli in Italy. MELGEN training was carried out in July in our coordinating place, Leeds,Read More