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Photos (2015-2016)

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Lab Retreat - September 2016

Together with Janet Deane's lab from the CIMR we held a summer lab retreat. Everyone gave a short public engagement style talk about their work including at least one physical prop - people employed everything from sock puppets and toy cars to things harvested from the garden and a little man to help explain their work. Lunch and garden games followed - thanks everyone for making it a great day.

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    Close Next Prev Sam had an activity for everyone - folding (or misfolding) a cardboard version of her favourite protein

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    Close Next Prev Rui explaining the basics of actin polymerisation

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    Close Next Prev Morag brought her toy cars along to explain intracellular vesicle transport

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    Close Next Prev Ferdi gave Julia a hand explaining entropy

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    Close Next Prev Chen was quite literal when explaining IPs as "fishing" experiments

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    Close Next Prev Lyudmila flew the flag for herpesviruses

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    Close Next Prev Janet used a sock puppet to explain lipid presentation

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    Close Next Prev After the talks we enjoyed a traditional English BBQ (i.e. overcast weather!)

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    Close Next Prev Full with BBQ, people then turned the backyard into a boule pitch

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    Close Next Prev Ferdi wasn't as interested in the game as Julia was

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    Close Next Prev Rui had the professional backhanded throw going

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    Close Next Prev And Chen remembered to throw the boule instead of her phone...most of the time

Pathology Department Social - June 2016

Our lab teamed up with the Sweeney lab to host a Friday night Pathology Department social. Thanks everyone who pitched in with the setup and decorating for making the bash such a success. Special thanks also to Christoph from the Goodfellow lab for the photos.

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    Close Next Prev Laura 'samples' the snacks during the set-up

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    Close Next Prev The party in full swing

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    Close Next Prev Tim, Morag, Susanna and Lyudmila managed to find a quiet corner

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    Close Next Prev Ian and Trevor deep in conversation

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Welcome pizza for Lyudmila - April 2016

In what seems to be fast becoming a lab tradition, we took Lyudmila to the Salisbury Arms for pizza to welcome her to Cambridge.

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Bowling - February 2016

The lab teamed up with the guys from Trevor Sweeney's lab and Colin Crump's lab in the Division of Virology for a tenpin bowling trip. None of us can rival the dude, but it was lots of fun

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    Close Next Prev Trevor, Tim and Tom carbo-loading at Five Guys before the bowling begins

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    Close Next Prev Stephen having a throw (note the awesome bowling shoes!)

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    Close Next Prev Tim played it cool in the first few games

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    Close Next Prev Chen showing off her skills

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    Close Next Prev Even Julia had a go (with some help from Tom to lift the ball!)

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    Close Next Prev Trevor using his Jedi powers to curve the ball to the left

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    Close Next Prev Tim considering his options

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    Close Next Prev Harriet used her trademark "thumping" technique throughout the night...

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    Close Next Prev ...whereas Morag never, ever, watched the ball on its journey down the alley

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    Close Next Prev The scores were mostly pretty balanced and everyone had a good time

Christmas Party - December 2015

The lab celebrated the end of a busy year with a Christmas dinner together with our friends from Janet Deane's lab in the CIMR. Secret Santa presents were exchanged and Chrismas pizzas were eaten before we settled down to watch a classic Christmas film.

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    Close Next Prev Danielle excited to receive a firemen calendar as her secret Santa present

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    Close Next Prev Ingredients laid out for the Christmas pizzas

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    Close Next Prev Julia and Susanna supervising the pizza assembly

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    Close Next Prev Christmas pizza 1: Pork and apple sauce

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    Close Next Prev Stephen was on oven duty

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    Close Next Prev Christmas pizza 2: Chicken, brie and cranberry

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    Close Next Prev Christmas pizza 3: Julia's vegetarian Christmas tree pizza!

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Edward's Leaving Parties - September 2015

After almost three years in the lab Edward is moving on to pursue a PhD at King's College London. The lab held a weekend BBQ to bid him a fond farewell and the Division held drinks on Friday afternoon to wish him success in his future studies.

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    Close Next Prev The weather put on a pretty good show (for early Autumn)

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    Close Next Prev Julia brought her infamous tandem bicycle

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    Close Next Prev Janet didn't seem particularly convinced by this contraption

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    Close Next Prev But Stephen and Janet soon got the hang of it

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    Close Next Prev Danielle showed off her professional boules technique...

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    Close Next Prev ...but Susanna could also hold her own on the boules pitch

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    Close Next Prev Morag brought some delicious chocolate-coated strawberries (not bad for someone who proclaims to not cook!)

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    Close Next Prev Julia and Susanna also came armed with delicious cakes

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    Close Next Prev Everyone in the Division met on Friday afternoon in the tea room to wish Edward the best (and give him some Cambridge-themed leaving gifts)

Lab Move - September 2015

With Morag having joined the lab recently, and another new postdoc on the way, we needed more space! We've thus bid farewell to our old benches and moved to pastures new (although it wasn't very far to go...just down the hall in fact!).

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    Close Next Prev Stephen's new bench is still the messiest!

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    Close Next Prev Old lab looking very empty...

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