Lab news

February 7, 2020

All members of York Yeast went into a local school to enthuse school children about cell biology! We got to “build” our own cells using sweets (with some excellent models of the Golgi!) and use microscopes to look at real life cells. We got to answer lots of questions...

September 12, 2019

MacDonald Lab travelled to the University of Manchester for the North of England Cell Biology (NECB) meeting. Everyone took a poster along to the meeting and undergraduate summer student Josephine received a special mention for hers! We listened to lots of interesting...

May 22, 2019

Pint of Science is an annual festival that runs for three consecutive evenings where exciting science is combined with a trip to the pub! This year, PhD student Katherine helped organise the evenings under the theme “Our Body”. Lab neighbour Professor Paul Genever and...

February 22, 2019

Having spent 5 productive months with us, Daniel Bisinski is returning to the lab of Christian Ungermann in Osnabrück to complete his masters project. Daniel generated a lot of reagents and exciting data during his time in York, including qPCR based gene expression ana...

November 9, 2018

The autumn Cell Biology Seminar series continued today. Kamilla presented some of her work about membrane trafficking pathways that are modulated in response to changes in extracellular glucose levels. Also, Hannah Spencer from Dani Ungar's lab presented a cool talk ab...

October 19, 2018

One of our newest lecturers, Han-Jou Chen, kicked off the internal Cell Biology Seminar series today with a brilliant seminar about protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases.

October 2, 2018

Katherine Paine has joined the lab through a Biology Department studentship to begin her PhD aimed at understanding the mechanisms that control trafficking of membrane proteins through the secretory pathway. Also, Savvas Ioannou has joined the Genever lab through a BBS...

October 1, 2018

Chris Stefan from the LMCB at UCL came up to York for a visit. Chris gave a seminar about his work understanding how membrane contact sites between the endoplasmic reticulum and the plasma membrane regulate aspects of membrane trafficking.

September 14, 2018

Kamilla and Chris wrote a short review article discussing the endosomal pathways that control membrane protein trafficking in yeast. The paper was accepted for publication in Biochemical Society Transactions.

August 29, 2018

The lab visits the University of Huddersfield for the North of England Cell Biology Forum conference. Lots of good talks and opportunities to meet researchers from around the UK. Kamilla, Sarah and Konstantina did a great job presenting posters of their work. Konstanti...

August 22, 2018

Chris attends a 3-day management course run by Imperial College Business School. Lots of things learned and useful skills developed. First visit to Chicheley Hall, an 18th century mansion in Buckinghamshire now a Royal Society building for events. Was lots of fun… and...

July 12, 2018

Ally O’Donnell from the University of Pittsburgh popped over to York for the day and presented her new work on how alpha arrestins regulate endocytic trafficking of membrane proteins. Although only in England for about 12 hours we still managed to get a good few drinks...

June 27, 2018

The Research Away Day was held in York this year, at the Hospitium. Chris and Jared Cartright also made a short presentation about uses of the Singer Rotor, show casing some preliminary data we have generated alongside some cool work from the Mackinder and Jeffares lab...

June 17, 2018

Chris attends the lysosome GRC and presents a poster on endosomal organisation. It was great to catch up with old friends and hear about all the new positions and promotions secured since the last meeting. As usual, the conference was jam-packed with amazing science. U...

June 12, 2018

Piper Lab alumni Brooke Shields, who is now an assistant professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, visited the lab today. It was great to catch up and discuss ideas for collaborating. We also managed to get the families together and grab a beer and food down...

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