The following news items will give you an idea as to the range of activities EMLab is engaged in.
EMLab welcomes Amanpreet
[11th July 2014]
With the appointment of Amanpreet Kaur on 1st July, the Electron Microscopy Lab is now back to full strength. Amanpreet is a recent Reading biology graduate, and her main responsibility will be to will provide support for biological electron microscopy. She will be based in Room 1 in EMLab and can be reached via extension 6518.
Sakthi wins award with EMLab image
[16th May 2014]
The SEM platelet image featured in December's issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) journal was entered in the "Best Cover of the Year 2013" competition and was subsequently nominated as the winner.
The image was recorded by Sakthivel of the School of Biological Science, working with former EM Labs microscopist Dr Chris Stain. The research is described in the paper: "Tangeretin Regulates Platelet Function Through Inhibition of Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase and Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling / Significance", by Sakthivel Vaiyapuri et al.
Sakthi received the award at the ATVB conference in Toronto this month.
Manager awarded Fellowship of Royal Microscopical Society
[6th March 2014]
EMLab's manager, Peter Harris, has recently been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Microscopical Society. Peter has over 30 years experience of electron microscopy, and has published more than 70 microscopy-related papers. The award reflects his standing in the microscopy community.
We are recruiting for a Microscopist
[6th March 2014]
To apply and for further details please follow the link
Saying farewell to Matthew
[13th February 2014]
Staff and users of EMLab gathered to bid farewell to Matthew Spink today. Matthew has been a member of staff since November 2012 and has brought his expertise to a wide variety of projects, involving samples ranging from brain cells to French fries. We wish him well in his new job at Diamond, where he will be helping to run the X-ray microscopy facility. Pictured from L to R are: David Ezra, Parvathy Prabhakumari, Matthew, Kala Radha, Robert Olley, Sherrie Foo, Fred Davis, Saeed Mohan and Peter Harris.