Last Friday Alice attended the Genome Stability Network meeting in Cambridge with our collaborators in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Meanwhile, Tim presented at the N8 Biophysical and Biochemical Symposium at the University of York, and Ben won the prize for best poster! No rest for the wicked: Tim and Ben were immediately off to the… Continue reading Craggs Lab On Tour
We are delighted to announce that Dr Tim Craggs has been awarded a BBSRC New Investigator Grant on "The Role of DNA Dynamics in Damage Recognition". Look out for a 3 year post doc position coming soon!
The end of 2019 saw Craggs Lab Masters students, Becky and Callum, give presentations on their projects so far. Both talks went really well and were followed by our end of term celebrations! We returned to The Botanist for our annual Christmas meal with the Staniland and Reid Groups - the only place that serves… Continue reading Happy New Year!
This academic year brings four more members to the Craggs lab. We have a new PhD student, Alice, who is starting work on an exciting project studying the conformational dynamics of aberrant nucleic acids. Anna has joined us from Fontys University in the Netherlands for 5 months, working on a TCSPC anisotropy set-up, and we… Continue reading New Craggs Lab Members – A Muddy Initiation
Researchers establish a benchmark for accurate determination of internal dimensions within individual molecules A worldwide study involving 20 laboratories has established and standardized a method to measure exact distances within individual biomolecules, down to the scale of one millionth of the width of a human hair. The new method represents a major improvement of a… Continue reading Nature Methods Paper Published
After a busy summer, the new academic year is upon us. And with it brings four new recruits to the lab: Ben Ambrose (starting his PhD), Tristan Johnston-Wood (MChem), James Piggin (MChem) and Emily Evans (MChem). All will be spending a day or two adjusting to life in the Craggs Lab (and watching all the… Continue reading Academic year 2017/18
Today we, or rather as @msdillingham pointed out, James, John and Jon, started to rebuild our single-molecule confocal FRET microscope in our brand new, climate controlled lab space. Hopefully, due to the simple, robust design, it will be pretty straightforward to put back together! We will be videoing the whole process and making available a… Continue reading Modular single-molecule FRET microscope – take 2!