Neural Networks in Health and Diseases Conference 2017

On Thursday and Friday, 7 & 8th September, I presented a poster at the Neural Networks in Health and Diseases conference in Cambridge, UK. In addition to the star-studded speakers lineup, it covered an enormous range of topics from mathematical modelling of connectomes to growing brains in a dish. In small conferences like this, I… Continue reading Neural Networks in Health and Diseases Conference 2017

Is Cancer Neuroscience?

This post is in collaboration with Sarianna Mikaela, who graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh (UK) before pursuing M.Sc. in Biomedicine at Karolinksa Institutet (Sweden). Currently she is an Erasmus+ scholar at the University of Cambridge studying small cell lung cancer cells using whole cell patch clamping.  … Continue reading Is Cancer Neuroscience?

The centuries old stain: Hematoxylin and Eosin Y

When a pathologist tries to determine whether a biopsy is cancerous or not,  he/she is likely to be looking at a Hematoxylin and Eosin Y (H&E) stain of the biopsy. Very simply, Hematoxylin colors the nucleus of each cell and Eosin Y colors other parts of the cell for better visualization. Across the world, scientists… Continue reading The centuries old stain: Hematoxylin and Eosin Y

PhD life in US and UK: First months

The application season is upon us yet again. Soon, thousands of students will try to make a decision of whether to go to the UK or the USA for graduate school. Two months into my PhD in Neuropharmacology at the University of Cambridge, UK seemed to be a good time to write a comparison between… Continue reading PhD life in US and UK: First months