First of all, I would like to thank you for finding our blog. As with most blogs this is something that is done in Thomas’ and my spare time and we really appreciate you taking the time to stop by. We’ve now got a facebook group associated with the blog. If you want to say hello, agree, disagree, talk about pudding etc., just leave a comment on the site and we will get back to you ASAP! So, who are ‘we’?
Thomas is also a PhD student in Discipline of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Adelaide. Thomas is looking at how the liver cell population changes during chronic Hepatitis B Virus infection. Do these changes contribute to liver cancer? Wait around for his thesis and see!
Thomas is capable of converting food products into kinetic and heat energy. There are times he even incorporates the resultant molecules into his material being. It is as if he is a human katamari ball.
James Byrne (Don’t work here no more)
James is a PhD student in the Discipline of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Adelaide. James is currently looking at the pathogenesis of Streptococcus pneumoniae by investigating how a structure called the capsular polysaccharide is constructed and the regulatory procedures that govern its construction work.
When not at his lab bench James enjoys reading (scientific or otherwise), writing (scientific or otherwise), teaching, spending time with his wife and puppies and talking continually about science with his friends and family, who really wish he would stop.
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