I started my career in science aged 7 by mixing various fluids and other stuff in holes dug in the backyard of our summer house. The years flew by and in the summer of 2016, I obtained my PhD degree in Cell Biology studying recovery from DNA replication stress (basically, mixing various fluids and biological stuff in tubes). Now, having started my postdoc, I am continuing the same line of research but using a new model system and new techniques. Essentially, I am a curiosity-driven sympathetic nerd who loves science (and cakes and knitting!) and the way science continues to amaze me. It makes me always want to learn more and share my knowledge with others.

Articles by caskco:

iPOND, Part 1: Fishing for Proteins with DNA as Bait

No, iPOND is not a sleek electronic fishing device from Apple. However, if you thought about fishing, well, you’re not far off the mark. If you find yourself wondering which proteins are present at DNA during or after replication, iPOND is an elegant technique to help you find out. In this article, I will explain…

14 Nov 2017 Protein Expression & Analysis

Fluorescence Microscopy – the Magic of Fluorophores and Filters

What Is Fluorescence Microscopy All About? Maybe you are sitting in front of your computer wondering whether fluorescence microscopy might be the technique to help you light the bulb on your project. Or you might be in front of a fluorescence microscope, sample in hand, wondering what is actually going on between sample and image. Either…

18 Apr 2017 Microscopy & Imaging