We’re delighted to announce a fully funded PhD project joint between the Lloyd-Evans and Allen labs at the Cardiff School of Biosciences. Brendan Kelly will be taking up this opportunity and will be joining us from the US. Looking forward to having you as part of the team Brendan!
Brendan, high fiving a cow
This year’s final year project has been extremely succesful, a big thank you to Amy, Beth, Isa and Millie for all your efforts. Each was given a different group of lysosomal diseases and asked to look at enzyme activities across their cohort. Some fantastic data has emerged from this project and we will certainly be following this up in our lab and in collaboration with our clinical colleagues at UHW. Credit to Abdullah as well for his day to day supervision and growing all those cells! Good luck to you all in your future endeavours, was a pleasure hosting you in the lab.
Emyr has recently twice featured as a scientific commentator on the BBC Radio Cymru Welsh language “Dan yr Wyneb” program hosted by Dylan Iorwerth. Both episodes can be accessed (in the UK) via the BBC website:
A discussion on evolution (esblygiad yn y Gymraeg) and whether the Welsh co-discoverer of evolution Alfred Russell Wallace has been given enough credit in comparison to Darwin:
A discussion on the DNA editing technology CRISPR, it’s potential for use in treating human diseases including lysosomal diseases and the possibility and dangers of individuals abusing it’s use:
Emyr is always happy to contribute to scientific debates or discussions through the medium of Welsh or English.
Congrats to both Emily Clark and Emily Maguire on successfully defending their theses over the last couple of weeks. Emily C had her viva on January 18th with Dr. Sean Sweeney as the external and Emily M on February 12th with Dr. Ahad Rahim as the external. Both did fantastic jobs with their defence and now just have minor corrections to do to finish up. Well done both from everyone in the ELE lab and good luck with the next phase of your careers!
The whole lab would like to pass on our congratulations to Emily Maguire and Emily Clark who submitted their PhD theses last Friday. Well done to both, we look forward to seeing you again at your vivas towards the end of the year! Good luck to both on their future endeavours in science and life! Feel free to drop by the lab anytime.