"lab work" blog posts

Life as a PhD Student in Lockdown

Posted on: 16 November 2020 | Category: November posts

PhD Student Rebecca Jensen outside the VGM

Rebecca Jensen is a PhD student in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. During the first national lockdown she was unable to continue her original research from home, and so she decided to volunteer for the ISARIC/WHO CCP study which looks at the urgent questions posed by Covid-19. Here she tells us what that was like, and how she is coping with the second national lockdown.


Working in our outbreak lab during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: 1 July 2020 | Category: July posts

Dr Shona Moore working in the lab

Shona, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Clinical infection, Microbiology and Immunology, has led the expansion of the University's outbreak lab which processes thousands of COVID-19 positive samples each week. Read her blog to find out what it's been like scaling up operations and the challenges the team have overcome during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Why our work in the lab is more meaningful than ever during the coronavirus outbreak

Posted on: 17 June 2020 | Category: June posts

Benjamin Jones

PhD student, Benjamin Jones talks about how working in a virology lab has meant some aspects of his daily routine have stayed almost unnervingly similar despite the disruption all around.


How life as a scientist has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: 15 June 2020 | Category: June posts

Rebee gearing up for sequencing with flow cells

Rebee is a PhD student in Professor Julian Hiscox' lab which focuses on emerging and respiratory viruses. Read her blog for an insight into how her life has a scientist has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.