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Through the looking glass – the science and art of mirror symmetry

Written by: Veronica Ilkow & Mateen Wagiet

 

Thursday, 8th February saw the Arcade at Bush House come alive, where a gathering of student structural biologists and crystallographers, under the guidance of Prof Brian Sutton (from the Asthma & Allergy Sub-group within the Randall Centre), to build the world’s first and largest non-periodic tiled pattern one tile at a time.

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are that space flight, an interstellar cucumber and test tube eggs.

By Fuad Mosis

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are cancer vaccines, brain matching  and a possible key to our anxiety.

By Grace Chan

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A gathering of Darwinians

Written by Mateen Wagiet (2nd Yr. PhD Darwin Trust Scholar)

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Figure 1: Skyline of the Great City of Edinburgh.

 

Founded in 1983 by Sir Kenneth ‘Ken’ Murray FRS FRSE FRCPAth (1930 – 2013) with the purpose of: “promoting education and research in Natural Sciences and in particular Molecular Biology”. The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh was established to support students from outside the UK who wish to study towards a PhD in the UK. Since 2015, the Randall Centre has been the home at KCL offering Darwin Trust studentships for postgraduates from Africa.

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Crisps, CRISPR and the CRISPR-er

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Dr. Jennifer Doudna, one of the leading figures to propose the use of the adaptive bacterial immune mechanism-CRISPR/cas9 for targeted gene editing [1], was invited to King’s College London to deliver a lecture as part of the King’s International Lecture series. Continue reading “Crisps, CRISPR and the CRISPR-er”

Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are seeing facesdriverless lorries, and the life of the dodo.

By Fuad Mosis.

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CRISPR Gene editing – a way to “fix” the genome?

Day-to-day, my PhD research involves investigating the molecular basis of inherited heart muscle disorders or scientifically – cardiomyopathies. Continue reading “CRISPR Gene editing – a way to “fix” the genome?”

Top Three of the Week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are drunk fish, fake climate news and bat lighting.

By Willow Hight-Warburton.

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Top Three of the Week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are slug glue, living longer and reducing fossil fuels.

By Lindsay McGregor.

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