MethylCal: Results published in FASEB

New results from our interdisciplinary work are now online. The recently published article, entitled “Transcriptomic and epigenetic regulation of disuse atrophy and return to activity in skeletal muscle“, by Dr. Andrew Fisher, Dr. Robert Seaborne, et al., investigates the transcriptome … Read more

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Award of the China-Chile Fellowship

I am truly honoured to have been awarded the China-Chile Fellowship. This joint fellowship award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of Chile grants me numerous, exciting opportunities to … Read more

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Observing at APEX (Run #2)

Check out these 360 degree views of the APEX site on Chajnantor Plataeu! I took the images during my second observing run at APEX using the Google Street View app for the iPhone. You basically have to stand on one … Read more

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The Valparaíso ALMA Line Emission Survey

During my time in Chile, I’ve been working on a new survey. The Valparaíso ALMA Line Emission Survey (VALES) is a sample of main-sequence and starburst galaxies selected from the Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey (H-ATLAS). The idea is … Read more

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Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array

I was thrilled to finally explore the ALMA Array Operations Site! The high site was high on my bucket list for Chile. Although I had already seen the ALMA Operations Support Facility, the base camp at 2900 m, a number … Read more

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Observing at APEX (Run #1)

In December, I spent a week collecting photons with the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment. As a co-investigator on an approved proposal, I volunteered to join a small team of four astronomers that would use APEX during the scheduled Chilean observing time … Read more

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[NII] 205 μm line emission as an SFR tracer

My paper presenting the [NII] 205 – 24 μm correlation is now on arxiv. My original aim for this work was just to produce a short research note to support part of the methodology in my recent paper on the … Read more

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MethylCal: Results published in Biogerontology

The published results from our interdisciplinary work are now online. Led by Dr. Adam Sharples at RISES-LJMU, the study focuses on whether muscle tissue retains a ‘memory’ of inflammatory periods. Experimental tissue samples, pictured left, are exposed to a cytokine … Read more

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How to Move Institutes in Five Easy Steps

I’m finally back to work after moving from Belgium to Chile. I’m thrilled to start a new position as an ALMA-CONYCIT research associate at the Universidad de Valparaiso. Even with the help of past experience, this time moving countries took … Read more

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Solar Eclipse 2015

Today the Universe treated us to a superb view of a partial solar eclipse. The only solar eclipse I had previously witnessed was in August 1999, where the path of totality crossed Europe, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. … Read more

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