A Day in the Life of a Postdoc: Anna

Today, 13th August, is Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Ada Lovelace was one of the first women admitted to the Royal Astronomical Society and is regarded by many to have been the first computer programmer. To mark the occasion, we thought we’d take…

Environmental DNA: An exciting method for species detection

A few years ago at a conference I saw a presentation on environmental DNA, or eDNA, that got me very excited. Animals and plants shed DNA into their surrounding environment in the form of feces, urine and skin cells. This DNA can then be collected from environmental sources such as stream or pond water, sediment,…