Supplementary Tweets 

June 16-17, 2018 – Participation in the University of Bristol Open Day was a great opportunity to showcase some of the work we’re doing in the School of Biochemistry to students and parents. Public engagement is key to our research goals and there will be more of it happening soon.

June 6, 2018 – Delighted to have been awarded a Seed Award from the Wellcome Trust to explore some unexpected functions of actin in mammalian oocyte meiosis!! 🙂 🙂

June 4, 2018 – Today the School of Biochemistry welcomes Nina Webb, the first summer vacation student in the lab. Nina is funded by a summer vacation scholarship from the Biochemical Society.

April 27, 2018 – Had great fun talking about meiosis and chromosome segregation, and visiting i3S Porto – always nice seeing and catching up with colleagues. Awesome city!


April 18, 2018 – An exciting week as we take an Inverted Lightsheet microscope from Bruker for a test drive with mammalian oocytes!

April 17, 2018 – Had very enlightening discussions about meiosis and embryogenesis after delivering a seminar at Cardiff University. Collaborations coming soon!

March 21, 2018 – A surprise talk at the BSCB Dynamic Cell meeting in Manchester – stepped in to substitute for an unavailable speaker to discuss our work on the function of spindle actin in accurate chromosome segregation in mammalian eggs.

March 1, 2018 – Did the first ever experiment in the new lab on a very snowy day, 53 days since starting Bristol – eggs happily maturing! 🙂 felt good to get back to the bench!

February 20, 2018 – The long-awaited preLights webpage is now live! For my first highlight, I’ve selected an exciting preprint that shows a new function of actin in blocking premature interaction of chromosomes and microtubules. Read it here.

January 30, 2018 – Delighted to be part of the preLights initiative – a new service launched with the support of the Company of Biologists to highlight preprints. More here 

January 8, 2018 – New Year, New Lab – Binyam’s first day in Bristol Biochemistry – exciting times ahead!!! Lab webpage launched 🙂

December 1-6, 2017 – Binyam attends ASCB meeting in Philadelphia – so much fun at posters and talks, and a great time networking! 🙂

November 19, 2017 – Small equipment purchase and lab space organisation is underway! 

November 16, 2017 – Trim-away, a new method for acute and rapid degradation of endogenous proteins – paper now onilne in Cell!

November 8, 2017 – Start date in Bristol is now confirmed. January 8, 2017!! 😮

October 10, 2017 – Binyam gives a talk at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany – very interesting discussions with faculty members and potential summer students.

September 26, 2017 – Binyam gives a seminar at the University of Dundee, School of Life Sciences, A day filled with insightful discussions with plenty of Cell Cycle folks and the Tanaka Lab.

September 20, 2017  –  Binyam gives a talk on superresolution live imaging of light-sensitive events in mammalian meiosis at ZEISS headquarters in Oberkochen, the only city in Germany that has no traffic lights. 🙂

September 8, 2017 – Binyam gives a seminar at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology in France hosted by the Sumara Lab.