The Cell Cycle Control team is 1 year old and Alex finishes his MRes

We had a lot to celebrate this week with the lab turning one year old and our first MRes student, Alex, completing his project. Alex has set a high standard for future students and is off to start his PhD at the MRC-LMCB. To celebrate, we did an escape room at ClueQuest which was blooming fantastic. Everyone did a cracking job working together to solve the puzzle. Here’s to many more happy years for the team!


Early Christmas present for the Barr Lab

We were super excited to receive our new microscope this week - an early Christmas present for the lab. Now we can start the new year with oodles of imaging experiments. It’s incredible how such a microscope can accelerate the research we are able to do. Here’s to a fabulous 2019!

Shine 2018 London for Cancer Research UK

Alexis and three friends took part in the Shine 2018 night-time marathon walk to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Two of us had taken part in a similar event in Manchester 9 years ago but had clearly forgotten how painful it was and signed up again this year. It was a gruelling event but made bearable by the knowledge that we were raising funds for a great cause, excellent company and London looking wonderful at night. We were all relieved to finish and very happy that we raised over £1000 for CRUK. If you’re feeling generous - you can still sponsor us here.


Superhero scientists!

Towards the end of her time in Chris Bakal’s lab, Alexis had the opportunity to take part in filming for Stand Up To Cancer. Alexis had a great morning being treated like a celebrity and the finished product has just been launched as part of the “It’s Payback Time” campaign. See the final result here! There is also a photo of Alexis looking really angry here.