Some news from the lab

January 2023 – Sam, the first PhD student in the lab, has successfully defended his thesis! His paper got published only two days later! Perfect timing Sam, and many congratulations!!

September 2022 – excellent news. The lab is funded by NIH NIGMS R35 award!

April 2022 – the move is on the move!

April 2021WE ARE MOVING!!!

The Mogessie lab will be joining the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University in 2022.

Dec 19, 2019 – And so we end a great run of 2019 with a Mogessie Lab Christmas dinner at the Giggling Squid 🙂 Happy Holidays gang!!!


Aug 8, 2019 Elanor’s goodbye dinner. It’s been a fun summer having you in the lab Elanor. We’re grateful to the Wellcome Trust for funding Elanor’s time in the lab through a Biomedical Vacation Scholarship.


July 25, 2019 – Many congratulations to Alicia who graduated today from the Msci in Biochemistry programme. It was great having you in the lab AP and we wish you all the best for the future.


July 12, 2019 – Reppin’ the Mogessie Lab at the Faculty of Life Sciences sports day


July 1, 2019 – This week we welcome back Imogen and Kate who enjoyed their last summer studentships in the lab so much that they returned for more lab work over the summer. Welcome back Imogen and Kate!

June 17, 2019 – Welcome to Elanor Brooks who has joined us today as a Wellcome Trust-funded summer student.

June 10, 2019 – Very pleased that Sam Dunkley has joined us for his PhD after his rotation. He has made history by becoming the first ever PhD student in the lab. Welcome back SD!!

May 3, 2019 – Many congrats to Alicia who just had her Msci viva after a great few months in the lab – we said goodbye Mogessie Lab style!

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April 4, 2019 – Delighted to have been a awarded a Young Investigators’ Research Grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). This grant will support a very exciting collaborative adventure with our good friends Daniele Fachinetti (Institut Curie) and Stefanie Redemann (University of Virginia).

February 1, 2019 – A very big welcome to Dr. Kathleen Scheffler, the first ever postdoc in the #eggsnchromosomes lab 🙂

January 1, 2019 – We have started the year with a generous Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. We are very thankful for their support!

September 24, 2018 – We are pleased to announce that the lab has been awarded a Research Grant from the Royal Society.

August 9, 2018 – Delighted to find out that the Rosetrees Trust has agreed to fund some of our work for two years!

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 🙂

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