About the lab

This is the lab blog of Dr Kevin Hamill and current team member, in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool .

We are a cell and molecular biology research lab working on a variety of projects related to cell-matrix interaction. We take a holistic approach with different team members working from whole tissue level down to the genetic level. We also work in both directions; starting from the protein/gene and trying to improve understanding of biological mechanisms, and starting at the disease level and working toward putting our fundamental knowledge into practice by identifying therapeutic interventions. As if that isn’t enough, through links with our clinical collaborators, we have an interest in sun protection, that has recently got some national press attention. We’re currently preparing “non-scientist friendly” descriptions of lab research focus; check out the page on laminins here more coming soon.

These blog pages contains a mixture of  updates of events in the lab, grants, publications and fun stuff! Look out for the series of “they grow up so fast” marking significant events in my students’ progress, and “you can tell a lot by looking” with cool lab images.

In addition, I have prepared a series of scientific writing guides aimed at new writers to help them through the process of drafting their first manuscript/project report/thesis.

Screen Shot 2018-01-13 at 14.26.21We also recently started adding cartoons based on “Life in the Laminin Lab“. Storylines contributed by team members (either directly or indirectly!).

Also check out my twitter feed @LaNtsandLaminin for more frequent updates

lab website here;


Or my presence on the University of Liverpool website for more structured content http://www.liv.ac.uk/ageing-and-chronic-disease/staff/kevin-hamill/research/



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