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Richard Wheeler
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How does a cell swim fowards?
“Why are they swimming backwards?” This is one of the most common questions I get asked whenever I show a video of Leishmania parasites swimming. Swimming Leishmania  at 200 frames per second (8× slower than actual speed) If you look at Leishmana with a hig...
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How happy are your HeLa cells?
Figure 1. HeLa cell nucleus happiness scale. HeLa cells expressing FUS eGFP were asked how they felt. The morphology of the nucleus and nucleolus, visible via FUS eGFP localisation, was used to infer happiness. The response was ranked by two independent exp...
How happy are your HeLa cells?
How happy are your HeLa cells?
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Impossible Pipes
You can download the full set via Deviantart Software used: Blender
Impossible Pipes
Impossible Pipes
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How to be a parasite
For an organism to become a parasite it has to adapt to live in a host. This might mean it needs to grow faster, invade cells or tissues, or avoid being killed by the immune system. It can also 'forget' how to live outside a host. It can forget how to searc...
How to be a parasite
How to be a parasite
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Moving in a straight line - sounds simple, right?
One hundred years ago Asa  Schaeffer blindfolded his friend and challenged him to walk in a straight line. He did three loops of a spiral, before tripping over a tree stump. This wasn't a cruel prank, it was an experiment, and all people are surprisingly ba...
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Molecular Cell Biology of Protozoan Parasites - Ghana 2017
Things change fast in Ghana! Three years ago, I helped teach a course for young African scientists in the  University of Ghana  in Accra. This January I got the chance to do the same again, and it has been fantastic. The University of Ghana is becoming a ce...
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Tryptag.org
The website for one of my new major research projects is now live! TrypTag .org TrypTag is a project to tag every gene in the trypanosome genome with a fluorescent marker to see where it goes in the cell. Do you have no idea what I'm talking about? Read on ...
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Looking at the structure inside cells
How complex and structured is the inside of a cell? It's hard to imagine, but the internal organisation of cells is typically precisely controlled by molecular skeletons and scaffolds, giving cells the shape they need to function. We can discover the 3D org...
Looking at the structure inside cells
Looking at the structure inside cells
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Ergodic Analysis
My review paper about ergodic analysis came out on Thursday. Does ergodic analysis sound terrifying? It's actually quite a simple concept; it is a powerful method for extracting information about the dynamics of a cell division cycle from a single snapshot ...
Ergodic Analysis
Ergodic Analysis
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Pebbling in colour
The Pebble Time is finally out! This fantastically simple, yet massively functional, little smartwatch is now shipping to the  Kickstarter  backers who pledged their renewed support to the company that produced the original Pebble . I've been lucky enough t...
Pebbling in colour
Pebbling in colour
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