Spring 2020

PhD studentship available at GEL lab

The GEL lab is currently advertising a Bloomsbury Colleges funded PhD studentship. Interested applicants can find more information here. Interviews are expected to take place in April, and the studentship will start in September 2020.

The GEL Lab celebrates Rosalind Franklin’s contribution to genetics

The GEL Lab is leading a series of events this year to mark 100 years since the birth of Rosalind Franklin, a pioneer in the field of genetics and an alumni of Birkbeck.

The programme of events commenced in January with the first in a series of genetics workshops aimed at Year 6 primary school children. The team visited Rhodes Avenue Primary School in North London to give a short lecture and worked with the children to extract DNA and explore the genetic basis of taste. It was hugely enjoyable experience for the GEL Lab, and early feedback from the students is encouraging, with many of the children citing it as one of the highlights of their science learning for their entire primary career!

The GEL Lab will be continuing their activities throughout the year. A full schedule of events can be found here.

Goodbye to one of our team

We are sad to be saying good bye to our GEL lab Post Doc Dr Rebecca Harrison in April, who has brought a range of expertise in bioinformatics and genetics to the group. We wish her luck in her next position!

Maternity leave news

Dr Anna Gui will shortly be going on maternity leave, and we can’t wait for her to return later in the year. We wish you all the best for your maternity leave!

Educational Neuroscience book chapter

GEL lab members Dr Meaburn and Dr Donati have recently contributed to the new edition of the academic text Educational Neuroscience: Development Across the Life Span. You can pre-order your copy here.