A Summer Fighting Cancer

I suppose after a busy 6 weeks, it is time for me to write a little bit about what I have been up to in the Edwards’ Lab. Coming in to the lab, I had absolutely no lab experience, but really wanted to get an insight into exactly what life in research is like, and […]

BigC supporters visit

Laboratory visit for supporters of Norwich BigC cancer charity

A group of BigC supporters were invited to visit Professor Edwards laboratory in the Biomedical Research Centre at the University of East Anglia. The tour was led by Dr Sophia Akbareian and Dr Stephen Robinson. The supporters were taken around the laboratory and learned about recent advances in cancer research and treatment. [Show slideshow]  


Goodbye to our summer students

Dr Sophia Akbareian said:

Briony, Harriet and Julia spent 8 weeks in the lab with me over the summer. During this time I supervised them in performing research ranging from basic cell culture techniques to silencing genes of interest in cell lines and extracting RNA from cells, to analysing protein expression in western blotting, and in performing in-situ hybridisation in tissue sections. Over the course of their summer projects I think the students gained essential experience into how research is performed; They experienced first-hand the highs of having an experiment work and the lows of experiments failing to work and troubleshooting to correct mistakes. They were very helpful in the upkeep of numerous cell lines we were all working on and i think they enjoyed their projects and it provided me with very useful experiences in supervising undergrads in the lab.

New research published by Professor Edwards and his team in The International Journal of Cancer

Professor Edwards published his latest research on breast cancer in the International Journal of Cancer. The paper entitled “Metalloproteinase-dependent and -independent processes contribute to inhibition of breast cancer cell migration, angiogenesis and liver metastasis by a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-15.” The work has been carried in collaboration with the Kennedy Institute Rheumatology (Oxford, […]