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Anna MacDonald

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After obtaining a first-class honours degree in biological sciences from the University of East Anglia, Anna worked as a scientific conference producer before joining Technology Networks. As part of her role, Anna helps to coordinate coverage, working with key opinion leaders from industry and academia to produce content across all communities.

Latest Content

Investigating the Adaptability of Cells in Space

We spoke to Prof. Oliver Ullirch to learn about the TRIPLE LUX A experiment, and some of the challenges of designing experiments to take place in space.

Droplet Microfluidics

Learn how microdroplets are generated, and some of the advantages they offer over conventional microfluidics

Improved Monitoring in Microdroplet Reactors

We learn about a new method to rapidly and accurately monitor the rate of oxygen consumption of bacteria growing in individual microdroplets.

The Rise of Companion Diagnostics

Learn more about companion diagnostics including: the growth in the market, the technologies used, the challenges and benefits, and the future.

Making Strides in Regenerative Medicine

We spoke to Dr. William Murphy, to learn about the work his lab is doing to develop biomaterials and help advance the regenerative medicine field.

A Non-traditional Approach to Diagnosis

Dr. Gregory Payne tells us about the role that oxidative stress measurements could play in disease diagnosis, and how new tools could help analyze chemical information such as this.

Catching Ebola in its Tracks

Mehmet Yigit, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, SUNY, tells us about a rapid, low-cost technique, which can effectively detect Ebola virus.

Novel Tools for Cellular Biomechanics

Dr. Wan tells us about his career and the work his lab is doing to advance understanding of cellular biomechanics using microfluidics.

Innovative Nanotechnology for Cancer Diagnostics

Dr. Hu tells us a little about his career and the work his lab is doing to develop nanoparticle-based techniques for cancer detection.

A New Approach to Stem Cell Maturation

Dr. Chulan Kwon tells us about a new method to generate mature cardiac muscle cells from pluripotent stem cells.