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Lapis Lazuli, Sacrebleu!

My research so far has been somewhat hindered by the fact that my samples have not yet arrived from America! They were purchased in a physic/palm-reading shop in Los Angeles, where my supervisor learned that lapis…

A fermion walked into a bar…

Hello, everyone! Week 5 for me, and I am currently representing a Quantum Mechanical system using balls and springs – only in physics! I began my project just a few days after my last exam. First I worked to reproduce…

Meet Staph the Superbug

Hello Laidlaw interns! Five weeks into my project and this is what it’s looking like: The project: I have cultured 103 isolates of staphylococcus aureus that have been genetically characterised (genome sequenced) by…