Articles tagged with: Science Writing

Introducing BCI Animations - blood cancers and solid tumours

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Marianne Baker 13 March 2017

Haemato-Oncology and Tumour Biology

Introducing BCI Animations - blood cancers and solid tumours

BCI has been working with Phospho Biomedical Animations to bring some of our key cancer research topics to life.

Watch these short videos to learn about two of our research Centres' major experimental subjects. Let us know what you think!

BCI Postgraduate Day 2016 - Celebrating Student Achievements

Posted in Engagement, Events Published by Marianne Baker 17 June 2016

BCI Postgraduate Day 2016 - Celebrating Student Achievements

This year our annual Postgraduate Day was held on 14th June.

The event showcases our postgraduate students' work at BCI, also giving them practice for national and international meetings, as well as encouraging them to form their research plans...

 

Cancer evolution follows natural law - using maths to predict progression

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 19 January 2016

Cancer evolution follows natural law - using maths to predict progression

Dr Trevor Graham from our Centre for Tumour Biology has co-authored a new study in Nature Genetics, revealing new insights about evolutionary patterns of certain tumours.

This understanding could help us to predict tumour growth for some types of cancer and advance personalised medicine...

BCI at the EACR Epigenetics conference

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Marianne Baker 20 December 2015

BCI at the EACR Epigenetics conference

The 1st Basic Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer conference was held in Berlin last month, organised by the European Association for Cancer Research.

Our postdoctoral researcher from Dr Gabi Ficz's research group, Dr Emily Saunderson, attended the event as both a delegate and reporter. She produced a comprehensive summary of the meeting for the epigenetics-focused organisation EpiGenie.

Meet the staff: Marianne Baker

Posted in Engagement, Interviews, Profiles Published by Marianne Baker 27 June 2014

Meet the staff: Marianne Baker

Dr Marianne Baker is the Digital Media and Communications Officer at Barts Cancer Institute, and completed her PhD in the Centre for Tumour Biology in 2012. She was interviewed by Queen Mary University of London's e-bulletin newsletter team about her education and career to date...

BCI post-doc wins I'm A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here!

Posted in Engagement Published by Marianne Baker 21 March 2014

BCI post-doc wins I'm A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here!

On Friday 21st March, the winners of the Spring 2014 I'm A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here! competition were announced. Centre for Molecular Oncology researcher Dr John Foster emerged as winner in the Organs Zone - congratulations!

Postgraduate Day 2013

Posted in Conferences, Engagement, Events Published by Marianne Baker 26 July 2013

Postgraduate Day 2013

Each year the BCI spends a day showcasing the work of our postgraduate students.

Throughout the day, posters are displayed to fill two seminar rooms, a selection of talks are given by research students in our main lecture theatre, and an invited speaker closes the day with an inspirational talk. 

Our guest lecture this year was given by Mark Henderson, Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust and former science editor at The Times...

Translational Research Training in Hematology 2013

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 18 July 2013

Translational Research Training in Hematology 2013

Congratulations to Fabienne McClanahan, a PhD student in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology, who has had an article published in the American Hematologist.

Fabienne was a 2013 award-winner at the Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH) program. The Centre for Haemato-Oncology has a history of success at this year-long mentorship event, with previous winners including Simon Hallam, Sunil Iyengar and Rita Coutinho...

Sticky cells, blood vessels and cancer

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 27 June 2013

Sticky cells, blood vessels and cancer

Last Summer, Dr Marianne Baker finished her Cancer Research UK-funded PhD in the Centre for Tumour Biology here at the BCI.

And in May this year, the results - focusing on the intricate details of how new blood vessels form - were published in the journal PLOS ONE.

This post aims to explain what she did, what was found, what it means, and what happens next...

F1000 offers to publish negative results for free in Summer 2013

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 30 May 2013

F1000 offers to publish negative results for free in Summer 2013

Every research project will turn up some negative results. That huge optimisation experiment followed by the real test that in the end showed... no significant difference.

The current publication model tells us we can't use this information; journals are very unwilling to publish and journalists will never write about these null/negative results.

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