Nuffield Research Project

Posted on August 30, 2013


Over the course of the summer, I have been working in a Molecular Biology Lab at the University of Portsmouth. The research has involved looking at gene expression in the differentiation of neuron cells, trying to understand the timings and locations of genes of which little is currently known. Working in this environment on these relatively unexplored genes has been an enjoyable, rewarding and educational experience. From it, I have learned a huge amount, from the planning of a research project, to the evolutionary history of modern organisms, and from the process of cell differentiation, to how to navigate the lab’s fridge. In fact, I was learning so much that I decided to write a daily diary of the experience, to record and explain the entire process, all the way from copying the genes in preparation, to producing photographs of the final results. You can read about it here.

Nuffield Placement Logo Source: Nuffield Foundation

Nuffield Placement Logo
Source: Nuffield Foundation

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