First-year student Hamish Todd on working with the Protein Data Bank

First-year student Hamish Todd (U o Edinburgh) has been working with the Protein Data Bank to integrate his virtual reality program onto their website: that way he will be enabling people to look at any protein they like in VR!

Proteins and nucleic acids are complex three-dimensional structures. In order to learn, research, or speak about them, we are often required to internally “picture” them - and if we are interested in docking, substrate binding, or point mutations, our ability to picture them will be sorely tested.


Second-year student Ben Rutter reporting on a recent training event on genomics

In January this year Ben Rutter (U of Aberdeen) attended a 2-week ‘workshop on genomics’ in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. It was a very intensive course which was ‘developed in response to the increasing demand for training on how to effectively analyze and manage data generated by modern sequencing technologies’.


Third-year student Audrey Henderson's publication, 'Perception of Health from Facial Cues'

Congratulations to our third-year student Audrey Henderson (U of St Andrews) for her research paper, which came out in April 2016:

Henderson, A. J, Holzleitner, I. J., Talamas, S. N., Perrett, D. I, ‘Perception of Health from Facial Cues’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.


A PIPS story

At the recent EASTBIO DTP 2016 PIPS QA Event in Dundee (12 February), our second-year students were treated to a number of presentations by students who have completed their PIPS and gave some useful insights into actual experiences of placements.

Fraser Murphy (Dundee-based third-year student) shared his slides with us; click on the image below to get a sense of his talk.