Seeing your cells

Outreach is a really important part of Science Research, some would argue (and I would agree) that it is an obligation of Scientists to talk about what they do and inform and inspire the general public.

When outreaching about Cell Biology and specifically, Microscopy, it’s great to be able to show people their own cells on a microscope. To figure out how best to do this in a quick, safe and cheap way, I had a play with some live-cell staining of buccal (cheek) epithelial cells.

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Osmotic Lysis of Pinocytic Vesicles

This week I have been evaluating osmotic lysis of pinocytic vesicles as a technique for cellular delivery. In the preliminary stages of my project I will be loading dextran into the cells.

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