The Tassie Blues

Sunset on Maria island

My exchange is officially over. I have been back for two months now and although I had a moment to write this blog a month ago, I didn’t have a chance to load my photos to my laptop yet. But

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My Year in Penn State!

Performing with the Penn State Campus Band

Now that my year abroad at Penn State is over, and I’m back in the UK, I’ve had a chance to reflect and look back at all the amazing experiences I have had this year. Arriving in August my family

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Tips for the first weeks of studying abroad

Hi everyone! I am a third-year MSci Marine Biology and study abroad student, currently having my year exchange in James Cook University, Australia. James Cook University (JCU) is known for their leading research in coral studies (mainly due to its

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miRNA: “Let’s shoot the messenger!” (II)

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A second layperson’s introduction to the research done by the Mahal laboratory. Before I go into details, let me just explain something known as The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology in simple terms. For the sake of argument, consider yourself,

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Take me out to the ball game (Peter does sports?!)


Baseball is as American as stars and stripes and an unhealthy dislike for the monarchy. There is hardly a person on the continent, at least in its north eastern parts, who do not support, watch or have played this quintessentially

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Not a bad commute…


Starts, as do most across the civilized world, with a large thermos flask of something as hot as it is caffeinated. The first stage of my journey is the 10 minute drive to Hillsdale Station. Driving through the archetypal American

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