A DAY of DISCOVERY
The MRC Annual Review 08/09 is titled A day of discovery and provides a glimpse into a day in the life of the MRC, dropping in on MRC people over the course of their working day to find out what they’re doing. Our research is about people: those who benefit from our scientists’ discoveries and advances, but also our staff, fellows and students. These profiles provide an insight into a typical MRC day through the eyes of some of these people.
Professor Diana Gibb
08:30am. DI Gibb is in her office preparing for a trip to
Uganda where she'll be discussing the results of a
clinical trial in HIV patients
Dr Keisuke Kaji
09:30am. Fresh from his bike into work, stem cell
scientist Kei Kaji is looking at bacterial colonies in his
11:00am. PhD student Tamara Hirsch is in King's College
library, engrossed in the latest neuroscience research.
Professor Phil Quirke
11:30am. The morning's lab meeting has just finished
and pathologist Phil Quirke is going through some
microscope images of bowel cancer with his group.
Dr Ruth Loos
13:00pm. Just back from her lunchtime run, Ruth Loos is
at her computer analysing genetic data from thousands
Dr Alex Gould
15:20pm. Alex Gould and colleagues are pushing cotton
wool bungs into thousands of plastic vials which will
soon become home to fruit flies.
Southampton Women's Survey Participants
16:00pm. Nine year-old Amie has got home from school.
She and her mum, Alison, are chatting with a research
nurse about an MRI scan she had last week.
Professor Vincenzo (Enzo) Cerundolo
19:30pm. Enzo Cerundolo is discussing new results with
a researcher in his group before she flies to Vietnam to
study avian flu samples.