Lab Life

Imagining Imaging

A very quick post today! Here's an image of an Arabidopsis primary root, showing the plasma membrane of the cells in red (if you aren't sure who or what Arabidopsis is, check my last post, here). The green signal is GFP, or green-fluorescent protein. GFP was isolated from jellyfish Aquorea victoria, and fluoresces (glows) bright green under the right conditions. This… Continue reading Imagining Imaging

Outdoors

Microadventures

Since I've started my PhD, I've found it difficult to tear myself away from the lab, the office, the mentality of 'constantly-thinking'. I'm pretty sure nearly every other PhD student feels the same way, but it's pretty hard  to work out how to stop. This weekend I decided to really challenge my body (& mind)… Continue reading Microadventures