It's a new year in the lab (well, quite new...) so a good time to catch up on things that get left behind - for example, this blog.
It's been great to welcome Eleanor and Alethia to the lab - two new PhD students who started in October, who will be working with me, Tracey Newman, Ed Rogers and Caroline Rowland from Dstl. They're both working on nanoparticles for the delivery of drugs - Leafy (work out how she got this nickname) for bone repair and Eleanor (still waiting for a good nickname) on fighting intracellular function. We have to thank the Grundy Educational Trust for funding help - Alethia won a scholarship.
I'm sure there'll be plenty more to come from both of them.
In other news, I recently attended this year's FortisNet meeting with Caroline. Here we are
It was a great day again this year, with lots of exciting talks from a range of different people, academics, business people and even. ..... the SuperVet!!! Yes, that's right, Noel FitzPatrick gave two totally inspiring, reasonably controversial but hugely entertaining talks.
There was a serious message though - how observations and experience from veterinary practice might help progress in the field of orthopedics. Here's Noel after his talk. If you want to fund out a bit more, listen to Steve and my Science Shed podcast, which you can also check out on the dedicated page on this website.