Update from Antonia

Antonia Zech – who worked with Ana for 5 months in 2013-4 as part of her Masters degree in Hamburg – has sent us an update on her activities. She has been doing a PhD at the Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf – in the group of Lucie Carrier. She is working on understanding the process of autophagy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, using techniques like confocal microscopy, gene therapy and working with iPS-cells. More importantly though, she has also been busy creating a family. Emil Isaac was born (a little while ago – on …

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Showing off the coast to collaborators

We had a visit this week from David Doak – video game designer and architect of our new virtual reality app focused on allowing students to investigate the properties of polypeptides. Jane Allison – molecular dynamics aficionado from Auckland Uni who is involved in the project – popped over the ditch to join in our discussions too. So, I took the opportunity to take Jane and David on a walk from Malabar around to Coogee on the weekend – superb weather and a fantastic series of rock platforms. It’s a great walk to take visitors on… And here are some …

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