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⁣Can you tell what model organism is inside these tubes? Hint: for females, the ovary is their largest organ!
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#GurdonInstitute #biology #science #microscopy #nofilter #StJohnstonLab #research #science #lab #life #cambridge #cbgtown #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #study #learn #question #guess #mystery #mysterious #scicomm #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #question

⁣Can you tell what model organism is inside these tubes? Hint: for females, the ovary is their largest organ!
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#GurdonInstitute #biology #science #microscopy #nofilter #StJohnstonLab #research #science #lab #life #cambridge #cbgtown #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #study #learn #question #guess #mystery #mysterious #scicomm #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #question
40 2 22 March, 2019

There is lots of manual work in biology - you have to be dextrous in order to pipette! ⁣⠀
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Andrew, a PhD student in the St Johnston Lab, studying cell polarity (how cells know which way is up and which is down) using fruit flies.⁣⠀
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Normal cells in the body are not perfectly symmetrical spheres; most take up specialised shapes and perform different functions at opposite ‘ends’. (Think of the lining of your intestines - one side of these cells will be touching the food that goes through and the other sides will be touching other cells.) ⁣⠀
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Cell polarity is also essential in development, for example, in determining which end of the animal develops a head and which develops a tail. ⁣⠀
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Loss of cell polarity is a hallmark of tumour cells and is thought to contribute to tissue invasion and metastasis (cancer spreading). ⁣⠀
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#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #drosophila #flies #biology #science #cambridge #cbgtown #university #student #study #learn #PhD #doctor #scientist #laboratory #experiment #inspiration #work #amazing #scicomm #instascience #lab #life #nature #cells #cambridgeuniversity #ootd #instagood #picoftheday

There is lots of manual work in biology - you have to be dextrous in order to pipette! ⁣⠀
⁣⠀
Andrew, a PhD student in the St Johnston Lab, studying cell polarity (how cells know which way is up and which is down) using fruit flies.⁣⠀
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Normal cells in the body are not perfectly symmetrical spheres; most take up specialised shapes and perform different functions at opposite ‘ends’. (Think of the lining of your intestines - one side of these cells will be touching the food that goes through and the other sides will be touching other cells.) ⁣⠀
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Cell polarity is also essential in development, for example, in determining which end of the animal develops a head and which develops a tail. ⁣⠀
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Loss of cell polarity is a hallmark of tumour cells and is thought to contribute to tissue invasion and metastasis (cancer spreading). ⁣⠀
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#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #drosophila #flies #biology #science #cambridge #cbgtown #university #student #study #learn #PhD #doctor #scientist #laboratory #experiment #inspiration #work #amazing #scicomm #instascience #lab #life #nature #cells #cambridgeuniversity #ootd #instagood #picoftheday⁣
89 3 6 March, 2019

Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! One of the beauties of Christmas is the trees that come in all shapes and sizes and with all sorts of decorations. This Christmas Tree is made of developing fruit fly eggs and is decorated with fluorescing proteins. Image by Dr Dima Nashchekin, Wellcome/BBSRC Research Associate in the St Johnston Lab. 🎄✨❄️🔬
#GurdonInstitute #UniversityofCambridge #WellcomeTrust #StJohnstonLab #biology #science #microscopy #microscope #drosophila #research #Cambridge #Christmas #Christmastree #Noel #happyholidays

Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! One of the beauties of Christmas is the trees that come in all shapes and sizes and with all sorts of decorations. This Christmas Tree is made of developing fruit fly eggs and is decorated with fluorescing proteins. Image by Dr Dima Nashchekin, Wellcome/BBSRC Research Associate in the St Johnston Lab. 🎄✨❄️🔬
#GurdonInstitute #UniversityofCambridge #WellcomeTrust #StJohnstonLab #biology #science #microscopy #microscope #drosophila #research #Cambridge #Christmas #Christmastree #Noel #happyholidays
62 0 23 December, 2018

Happy Easter all! Jenny Richens of the StJohnston lab shared this Easter themed image with us. 🥚🐣👀🔬🔍 The Drosophila Egg Chamber is labelled to show the actin around the edges of the cell in green, the DNA in blue, and the ER exit-sites (labelling sec16 protein) in red. The ER (endoplasmic reticulum) is the site of protein synthesis, and the exit sites are where proteins that need to travel to the membrane or to be secreted outside of the cell are transported to the next step in their journey - the Golgi apparatus.
#gurdoninstitute #happyeaster #easter #eggchamber #drosophila #microscopy #micrograph #cellbiology #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #biology #research #stjohnstonlab

Happy Easter all! Jenny Richens of the StJohnston lab shared this Easter themed image with us. 🥚🐣👀🔬🔍 The Drosophila Egg Chamber is labelled to show the actin around the edges of the cell in green, the DNA in blue, and the ER exit-sites (labelling sec16 protein) in red. The ER (endoplasmic reticulum) is the site of protein synthesis, and the exit sites are where proteins that need to travel to the membrane or to be secreted outside of the cell are transported to the next step in their journey - the Golgi apparatus.
#gurdoninstitute #happyeaster #easter #eggchamber #drosophila #microscopy #micrograph #cellbiology #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #biology #research #stjohnstonlab
48 1 1 April, 2018

Actin staining of a Drosophila (Fruit Fly) egg chamber, micrograph by Jenny Richens in the StJohnston Lab. 🔬

The St Johnston lab use fruit fly egg chambers (that later develop into eggs) to look at cell polarity - i.e. the organisation of different proteins to different regions of the cell.
Actin is a protein that forms part of the cytoskeleton of the cells, and helps to maintain the shape of the cell, as well as forming part of the transport network for proteins moving around the cell.
Here you can see that the actin is aligned into stripes across the bottom of the follicle cells and this is important for their coordinated movement during egg chamber development.

#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #micrograph #biology #science #research #universityofcambridge #actin #drosophila #fruitfly #egg

Actin staining of a Drosophila (Fruit Fly) egg chamber, micrograph by Jenny Richens in the StJohnston Lab. 🔬

The St Johnston lab use fruit fly egg chambers (that later develop into eggs) to look at cell polarity - i.e. the organisation of different proteins to different regions of the cell. 
Actin is a protein that forms part of the cytoskeleton of the cells, and helps to maintain the shape of the cell, as well as forming part of the transport network for proteins moving around the cell. 
Here you can see that the actin is aligned into stripes across the bottom of the follicle cells and this is important for their coordinated movement during egg chamber development.

#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #micrograph #biology #science #research #universityofcambridge #actin #drosophila #fruitfly #egg
32 0 2 March, 2018

Egg chamber of the fruit fly showing a large clone of mutant epithelial cells (those without fluorescent green marker) that cannot reintegrate into the monolayer after they have divided with the wrong orientation.
#gurdoninstitute #research #biology #development #cancer #cambridgeuniversity
#StJohnstonLab #polarity #epithelia  #Drosophila #genetics

Egg chamber of the fruit fly showing a large clone of mutant epithelial cells (those without fluorescent green marker) that cannot reintegrate into the monolayer after they have divided with the wrong orientation.
#gurdoninstitute  #research  #biology  #development  #cancer  #cambridgeuniversity
#StJohnstonLab  #polarity  #epithelia  #Drosophila  #genetics
15 0 28 June, 2017

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Egg chamber of the fruit fly showing a large clone of mutant epithelial cells (those without fluorescent green marker) that cannot reintegrate into the monolayer after they have divided with the wrong orientation.
#gurdoninstitute #research #biology #development #cancer #cambridgeuniversity
#StJohnstonLab #polarity #epithelia  #Drosophila #genetics

Egg chamber of the fruit fly showing a large clone of mutant epithelial cells (those without fluorescent green marker) that cannot reintegrate into the monolayer after they have divided with the wrong orientation.
#gurdoninstitute  #research  #biology  #development  #cancer  #cambridgeuniversity
#StJohnstonLab  #polarity  #epithelia  #Drosophila  #genetics
15 0 28 June, 2017

There is lots of manual work in biology - you have to be dextrous in order to pipette! ⁣⠀
⁣⠀
Andrew, a PhD student in the St Johnston Lab, studying cell polarity (how cells know which way is up and which is down) using fruit flies.⁣⠀
⁣⠀
Normal cells in the body are not perfectly symmetrical spheres; most take up specialised shapes and perform different functions at opposite ‘ends’. (Think of the lining of your intestines - one side of these cells will be touching the food that goes through and the other sides will be touching other cells.) ⁣⠀
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Cell polarity is also essential in development, for example, in determining which end of the animal develops a head and which develops a tail. ⁣⠀
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Loss of cell polarity is a hallmark of tumour cells and is thought to contribute to tissue invasion and metastasis (cancer spreading). ⁣⠀
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#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #drosophila #flies #biology #science #cambridge #cbgtown #university #student #study #learn #PhD #doctor #scientist #laboratory #experiment #inspiration #work #amazing #scicomm #instascience #lab #life #nature #cells #cambridgeuniversity #ootd #instagood #picoftheday

There is lots of manual work in biology - you have to be dextrous in order to pipette! ⁣⠀
⁣⠀
Andrew, a PhD student in the St Johnston Lab, studying cell polarity (how cells know which way is up and which is down) using fruit flies.⁣⠀
⁣⠀
Normal cells in the body are not perfectly symmetrical spheres; most take up specialised shapes and perform different functions at opposite ‘ends’. (Think of the lining of your intestines - one side of these cells will be touching the food that goes through and the other sides will be touching other cells.) ⁣⠀
⁣⠀
Cell polarity is also essential in development, for example, in determining which end of the animal develops a head and which develops a tail. ⁣⠀
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Loss of cell polarity is a hallmark of tumour cells and is thought to contribute to tissue invasion and metastasis (cancer spreading). ⁣⠀
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#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #drosophila #flies #biology #science #cambridge #cbgtown #university #student #study #learn #PhD #doctor #scientist #laboratory #experiment #inspiration #work #amazing #scicomm #instascience #lab #life #nature #cells #cambridgeuniversity #ootd #instagood #picoftheday⁣
89 3 6 March, 2019

Actin staining of a Drosophila (Fruit Fly) egg chamber, micrograph by Jenny Richens in the StJohnston Lab. 🔬

The St Johnston lab use fruit fly egg chambers (that later develop into eggs) to look at cell polarity - i.e. the organisation of different proteins to different regions of the cell.
Actin is a protein that forms part of the cytoskeleton of the cells, and helps to maintain the shape of the cell, as well as forming part of the transport network for proteins moving around the cell.
Here you can see that the actin is aligned into stripes across the bottom of the follicle cells and this is important for their coordinated movement during egg chamber development.

#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #micrograph #biology #science #research #universityofcambridge #actin #drosophila #fruitfly #egg

Actin staining of a Drosophila (Fruit Fly) egg chamber, micrograph by Jenny Richens in the StJohnston Lab. 🔬

The St Johnston lab use fruit fly egg chambers (that later develop into eggs) to look at cell polarity - i.e. the organisation of different proteins to different regions of the cell. 
Actin is a protein that forms part of the cytoskeleton of the cells, and helps to maintain the shape of the cell, as well as forming part of the transport network for proteins moving around the cell. 
Here you can see that the actin is aligned into stripes across the bottom of the follicle cells and this is important for their coordinated movement during egg chamber development.

#GurdonInstitute #StJohnstonLab #micrograph #biology #science #research #universityofcambridge #actin #drosophila #fruitfly #egg
32 0 2 March, 2018

Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! One of the beauties of Christmas is the trees that come in all shapes and sizes and with all sorts of decorations. This Christmas Tree is made of developing fruit fly eggs and is decorated with fluorescing proteins. Image by Dr Dima Nashchekin, Wellcome/BBSRC Research Associate in the St Johnston Lab. 🎄✨❄️🔬
#GurdonInstitute #UniversityofCambridge #WellcomeTrust #StJohnstonLab #biology #science #microscopy #microscope #drosophila #research #Cambridge #Christmas #Christmastree #Noel #happyholidays

Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! One of the beauties of Christmas is the trees that come in all shapes and sizes and with all sorts of decorations. This Christmas Tree is made of developing fruit fly eggs and is decorated with fluorescing proteins. Image by Dr Dima Nashchekin, Wellcome/BBSRC Research Associate in the St Johnston Lab. 🎄✨❄️🔬
#GurdonInstitute #UniversityofCambridge #WellcomeTrust #StJohnstonLab #biology #science #microscopy #microscope #drosophila #research #Cambridge #Christmas #Christmastree #Noel #happyholidays
62 0 23 December, 2018

Happy Easter all! Jenny Richens of the StJohnston lab shared this Easter themed image with us. 🥚🐣👀🔬🔍 The Drosophila Egg Chamber is labelled to show the actin around the edges of the cell in green, the DNA in blue, and the ER exit-sites (labelling sec16 protein) in red. The ER (endoplasmic reticulum) is the site of protein synthesis, and the exit sites are where proteins that need to travel to the membrane or to be secreted outside of the cell are transported to the next step in their journey - the Golgi apparatus.
#gurdoninstitute #happyeaster #easter #eggchamber #drosophila #microscopy #micrograph #cellbiology #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #biology #research #stjohnstonlab

Happy Easter all! Jenny Richens of the StJohnston lab shared this Easter themed image with us. 🥚🐣👀🔬🔍 The Drosophila Egg Chamber is labelled to show the actin around the edges of the cell in green, the DNA in blue, and the ER exit-sites (labelling sec16 protein) in red. The ER (endoplasmic reticulum) is the site of protein synthesis, and the exit sites are where proteins that need to travel to the membrane or to be secreted outside of the cell are transported to the next step in their journey - the Golgi apparatus.
#gurdoninstitute #happyeaster #easter #eggchamber #drosophila #microscopy #micrograph #cellbiology #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #biology #research #stjohnstonlab
48 1 1 April, 2018

⁣Can you tell what model organism is inside these tubes? Hint: for females, the ovary is their largest organ!
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#GurdonInstitute #biology #science #microscopy #nofilter #StJohnstonLab #research #science #lab #life #cambridge #cbgtown #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #study #learn #question #guess #mystery #mysterious #scicomm #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #question

⁣Can you tell what model organism is inside these tubes? Hint: for females, the ovary is their largest organ!
.⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
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#GurdonInstitute #biology #science #microscopy #nofilter #StJohnstonLab #research #science #lab #life #cambridge #cbgtown #cambridgeuniversity #universityofcambridge #study #learn #question #guess #mystery #mysterious #scicomm #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #question
40 2 22 March, 2019