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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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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[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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Role of hydrogen in the Evolution of Galaxies

I recently returned from an amazing trip to Malaysia. The conference I attended in Kuching covered many different aspects of hydrogen’s role in galaxy evolution, from its link to star formation and chemical evolution, to the impact of accretion, outflows … Read more

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Galaxies in 3D across the Universe

Nearby galaxy studies are increasingly shifting from using global, integrated measurements to spatially-resolved observations available thanks to technological improvements in IFU 3D-spectroscopy and radio interferometry. We’re into the second day of the IAU Symposium 309, Galaxies in 3D across the … Read more

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Gas properties from Herschel FIR spectroscopy

I’ve had a great time studying how far-infrared (FIR) lines probe interstellar gas properties. This week, I attended the 69th Dutch Astronomy Conference, held in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. I presented a poster based on the latest work from my next … Read more

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Aims and aspirations for 2014

Happy New Year! I’ll leave it up to you to decide if this is an early greeting for the Chinese New Year, or I’m just late for the Western one! Although I view the passing of a new year as … Read more

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Gas and dust in nearby edge-on spiral NGC 891

Here’s a sneak preview of my recent results on NGC 891. Next week, I am participating in The Universe Explored By Herschel symposium, held at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The program, focusing on the scientific breakthroughs based on Herschel … Read more

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