My adventure to the "big island" started
almost 10 yrs ago when I was studying Biology with Biochemistry
at Bangor University in North Wales. My undergraduate project involved
the characterization of a novel cohesion fission yeast gene. I then
went on and did an MPhil in Genetics at Nottingham University where
I was studying the centromeric homologue to CENP-C protein in fission
My quest for employment brought me after sometime to Kent where
I joined Dr Griffin's lab in October 2005 as a volunteer and that
was when I got introduced to the world of cytogenetics, FISH and
Quantum Dots (QDs). After working for a year I undertook the QD
project at a PhD level.
The great potential behind QDs, but essentially their applications
to a wide field of research, especially cytogenetics, make this
PhD project appealing and exciting to me. My role will be to try
and establish a QD -FISH system protocol and then apply these novel
fluorochromes into the study of spermatogenesis and genome organisation.
This project is funded by BBSRC and Digital Scientific.