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Welcome to the Institute's Blog! Here we will celebrate, reflect on, share and record our latest news and achievements, as well as the great outreach activities of our students, post-doctoral researchers and academics.


Marvellous Microscopy

Posted on: 16 December 2019 | Category: Posts

Bruker conference attendees

This month the University of Liverpool hosted the 2019 Bruker Scanning Probe Microscopy Conference and Users Meeting at the Radisson Blu hotel. Eighty registrants attended a fantastic two days, including Dr Longsheng Zhao, Dr Lanjiao Liu, PhD students Leanne Miller and Monsour Al Hazeem from Professor Luning Liu’s lab, and Ms Jennifer Adcott and Tom Waring from the Centre for Cell Imaging.


Spotlight: Genomics Research at the Institute

Posted on: 28 October 2019 | Category: Posts

Genomics research at the Institute of Integrative is driven by a desire to understand the genetic make-up of organisms and the environments in which they live. Our scientists deliver perform research and make new discoveries that have an impact on our society. In this blog, we look back at some of our recent genomics stories


Healthy Heart=Healthy Brain

Posted on: 25 October 2019 | Category: Posts

On Thursday 24th October Hannah Davies and Jill Madine represented University of Liverpool alongside Salford Institute for Dementia and Manchester University at Museum of Science and Industry to promote the work funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK in the North West and enhance public understanding of dementia.


Mental Health Matters

Posted on: 11 October 2019 | Category: Posts

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. At the Institute of Integrative Biology, we have cultivated a supportive environment, and as a community we take care of each other’s mental health and wellbeing.


Postdoc Appreciation Week

Posted on: 1 October 2019 | Category: Posts

Tour group outside glasshouse

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single academic in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a postdoc”


Spotlight: Heparin – a contamination crisis

Posted on: 23 September 2019 | Category: Posts

heparin - © user:Sixflashphoto / Wikimedia Commons

This edition of Spotlight focusses on Dr Edwin Yates from the Department of Biochemistry. Ed has a long-standing interest in the structural analysis of biological macromolecules using spectroscopic techniques and the development of mathematical techniques for their analysis.


Glasgow Bioinformatics Summer School 2019

Posted on: 20 September 2019 | Category: Posts

Glasgow Bioinformatics Summer School group photo

Wai Yee Fong is a PhD student based in the department of Functional and Comparative Genomics at the Institute of Integrative Biology. This year, Wai Yee received a Michael Pugh Thomas endowment bursary from IIB, which enabled her to attend the Glasgow Bioinformatics Summer School. Here she blogs about her experience.


Hinton Lab Intern Week 2019

Posted on: 10 September 2019 | Category: Posts

Hinton Lab interns group photo

This summer the Hinton Lab hosted five interns for an intensive week of work experience in microbiology. Now in its fifth year, this annual outreach project is designed to give A-level students and interested undergraduates the opportunity to learn microbiology in a research lab.


The Invadosome Consortium: Mechano-chemical Signals in Invasion

Posted on: 9 September 2019 | Category: Posts

Rebecca Kelly is a PhD student at the Institute of Integrative Biology. This year, Rebecca received a Herbert & Dorothy Catlow endowment bursary from IIB, which enabled her to attend the 7th Invadosome Consortium meeting. Here she blogs about her experience.


Liverpool is the best place to be a young graduate in Britain

Posted on: 28 August 2019 | Category: Posts

Liverpool is the best place in Britain to be a young graduate, according to research conducted by Savills estate agency for The Sunday Times.


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    Marvellous Microscopy

    Bruker conference attendees

    Posted on: 16 December 2019 | Category: Posts

    This month the University of Liverpool hosted the 2019 Bruker Scanning Probe Microscopy Conference and Users Meeting at the Radisson Blu hotel. Eighty registrants attended a fantastic two days, including Dr Longsheng Zhao, Dr Lanjiao Liu, PhD students Leanne Miller and Monsour Al Hazeem from Professor Luning Liu’s lab, and Ms Jennifer Adcott and Tom Waring from the Centre for Cell Imaging.


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