With the Johnston, Evans and King labs we had our annual phagocyte "JEEK" retreat. There was lots of science, team building and lab-based fancy dress (we, of course, went as Elks!).
We have 3 new starters in the lab, Ffion starts her PhD, Abdi his BMedSci and Liv her Masters project. Welcome all!
We have an exciting funded PhD position for October 2017 in advert now!
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We have PhD opportunities to start in October 2017. The adverts are here:
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The closing date is the 6th January 2017.
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We have a funded PhD place to start in October 2016. The advert is here:
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We recently took part in the Life Festival, a big outreach event organised by the Medical School. We did an exhibit entitled "Our Microscopic Army Against Disease" and showed members of the public how we use zebrafish, drosophila and amoebae to understand the biology of white blood cells. The event took place at the Moor Markets and was a great success. We have made a website to accompany the exhibit with plenty of photos (and a timelapse!) of the event. Check out how much fun we had at: http://microarmy.weebly.com/
Huge congrats to Emily for being awarded a two year Springboard grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences! See the fantastic research Em does on heart morphogenesis on her website:
Happy Christmas to all our Friends and Colleagues.
The Elks/Renshaw/Johnston labs recently won the Christmas Jumper Competition at work. Here we are looking all Christmassy (and even Santa paid a visit)! See you in the New Year!
We have a couple of PhD opportunities in the lab
The project is entitled: Imaging the dynamic behaviour of leukocyte subgroups during infection and inflammation.
The project will be funded on a competitive basis with an application deadline of 8th January 2016 and 22nd January 2016.
The adverts can be found here:
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Phil Elks:
We have a new review out entitled: Exploring the HIFs, buts and maybes of hypoxia and disease: lessons from zebrafish models. Click here to have a read: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512123
We are co-authors on a new review: Polarization of immune responses in fish: The 'macrophages first' point of view, that has come out in Molecular Immunology. Well done to our collaborator Geert Wiegertjes, the lead author, from the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands. To read more about Geert's research see:
In October the Johnston/Elks/Evans/King labs went on their first JEEK Retreat. We are all fledgling groups working on phagocyte biology using different models including cell lines, zebrafish, drosophila and dictyostelium. We stayed in a beautiful (and huge) cottage in rural Staffordshire and alongside multiple science talks we enjoyed activities including a quiz, beer tasting, orienteering and karaoke (well, some of us enjoyed the karaoke more than others...). We had lots of fun and
Well done to the FishForPharma consortium for running a fantastic symposium at the EMBO meeting in Birmingham earlier this month. See their excellent work at: http://www.fishforpharma.com/
Thanks to the Renshaw Lab for organising the Bateson Centre Cocktail night with a 4th July theme! It was a fun night and there were some great costumes!
Elks Lab news
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