Technicians without borders

Originally published at on 18 May 2016 A technician from the Faculty of Biological Sciences found a way to help with the Ebola epidemic – he went to Sierra Leone to work in a diagnostic laboratory testing for the virus. Many of us sit at home watching tragedies unfold on the television news andContinue reading “Technicians without borders”

Walking the technician’s beat

Originally published at on 28 July 2016 Sitting opposite Sue Keat in the Faculty of Biological Sciences canteen, it’s hard to imagine her in a dingy car park, handcuffing a drug dealer who is resisting arrest. However, that is the reality of her dual life; lab technician during the week and Special Constable atContinue reading “Walking the technician’s beat”