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Systems Biology PhD Student at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University.


  • Entomologist at the Natural History Museum, London
  • MRes Entomology from Imperial College London
  • Background in mathematics, physics, and biology
  • Interested in transcription control networks, plant-insect interactions, beetle phylogenetics
  • Enjoy mathematical modelling and programming

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awarded  Scholar
Apr
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accepted How can promoter binding sites be determined?
Feb
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awarded  Student
Feb
26
asked How can promoter binding sites be determined?
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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comment Cell life: division for immortality or reproduction with aging
Also the website of the Jun group (where the Wang et al. paper came from) is excellent: jun.ucsd.edu lovely videos showing the mother machine in action!
Dec
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awarded  Commentator
Dec
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comment Cell life: division for immortality or reproduction with aging
Great answer, and those are the same reference papers I would have referred to. Although the Wang et al. paper suggests that there is no difference between the mother and daughter cell, and that cell death is independent of growth (and that there is not a reduction in division rate with age). The idea being that the result from Stewart et al. was due to the older cells being in the middle of the colony with fewer available nutrients.
Nov
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answered Why do cucurbits produce so much fluid when their stems are cut?
Nov
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answered What does it mean for a distribution to be “consistent with a two rate-limiting stochastic steps”?
Sep
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answered Identification of this fly?
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment Why don't all ants have wings?
Many smaller winged insects use the wind to aid dispersal, see this paper for example. Wings are extremely useful in many situations, hence their evolution despite the major energy investment.
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised Why do ants live so long?
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Jun
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comment Why do ants live so long?
Glad I could help. I really enjoyed reading about it and strongly recommend following the links as it's a really interesting topic to think about.
Jun
30
comment Why do ants live so long?
:) thanks very much!
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
answered Why do ants live so long?