Big congratulations to our PhD student Sam Rogers, who took out best poster at last weeks inaugural EMBL Australian PhD Symposium, held at UNSW. An amazing achievement considering that he is still only in his first year. Well done Sam !Read More Sam Rogers – Best Poster winner @ EMBL Australia Student Symposium 2014
Here is a recent talk I gave to some members of the public at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. It is a very general and simple over-view of explaining 1) how cells in your body proliferate, 2) how this goes wrong in cancer, 3) the challenges we are facing in treating and killing cancer, and […]Read More Public Talk “Killing Cancer One Cell at a Time ” now on YouTube
General Guidelines These guides are written primarily for HeLa cells, but it should be possible to extend these to other cell lines with a bit of optimisation. 1) Make sure your cells are happy ! 2) Aim for around 75-85% confluence at the time of release. 3) Try and keep everything close to 37ºC, including […]Read More How to Synchronise Mammalian Cells in Culture
Great news, Cell Division Lab will be at the Sydney Light Optical Users Meeting, hosted by Dr Pamela Young at Sydney University, this Thursday (24th of July). I will be presenting a short seminar on “Imaging and Analysing Cell Division”. If you would like to attend please contact Pamela asap. Her details are below! Hope […]Read More We will be at the Sydney Light Optical Users Meeting on July 24th 2014
There has been a bit of press lately suggesting that Antioxidants might actually be bad for cancer… not good as they are commonly promoted in the media. IFLS has put together a great article on some of the reasons why antioxidants might not be such a great thing [Link]. In addition, we recently wrote a […]Read More Anti-Oxaidants and Cancer…A complicated story!
Great News…. As a part of National Science Week here in Australia, Cell Division Lab will be co-representing the Garvan Institute at a very special event hosted by ScienceAlert “Space Oddity: A Special Science Week Event With Chris Hadfield” Take your protein pills and put your helmet on and join astronaut Chris Hadfield in celebrating National Science Week. […]Read More Were Presenting at “Space Oddity: A Special Science Week Event With Chris Hadfield”
Some more good news to coincide with today’s official release of our manuscript, one of our images has been chosen to be the feature image on the front cover. It’s a great honour, one that I am very proud of, and is the first time I have ever had a front cover ! You can […]Read More Were the front cover feature image on this months issue of Cell Cycle !
You can now download the final PDF version of our latest work here: https://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/cc/article/28401/ The great news is that its also open access so anyone and everyone can view and download it. Enjoy !Read More Our Cell Cycle Paper is now Live and Open Access
Here is a slide that I made and often use at the beginning of my talks to briefly explain what mitosis is. The images are taken from a live cell that we have labelled with fluorescent probes to highlight the DNA (red) and microtubules (green). Enjoy !Read More A brief introduction to Mitosis
Here is one of the images that we took using a Leica SP8 confocal microscope this week in the lab. It is a 3D image of a HeLa cell that has completely stuffed up mitosis (undergone mitotic catastrophe). It has separated whole chromosomes randomly into 2 daughter cells instead of separating the two identical chromatids in […]Read More Cell Image of the Week – Mitotic Catastrophe