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NICK BURTON

Interview with a Fellow: Epigenetics from Pea Aphids to People

Dr Nick Burton is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College working in the field of Genetics/Molecular Biology. Dr Burton researches the impact of a mother's environment on the development of her offspring. In pea aphids for example, environmental stresses can cause the mother to 'program' her offspring to have wings, or not have wings. He refers to this as 'maternal bet-hedging', because the idea is that the developmental changes make the…

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Green Impact: Gold!

Green Impact is a university-wide environmental accreditation scheme, encouraging Colleges to reduce environmental impacts. This year, Pembroke achieved a Gold level. Lily Maxwell is the Pembroke Green Impact Officer, which means she leads a team of seven Pembroke students who are passionate about reducing climate change.  Green Impact is a College-wide effort, as students work with the Environmental Awareness Committee (made up of College staff) to reduce Pembroke's environmental impact.  Lily has been involved in assessing every level of College's activities from watering the plants to buying furniture, and from student electricity usage to communicating…

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A Cycle of Success

Valencian Rob Walker (2016) reports on his first BUCS experience and a positive day for Cambridge University Cycling. Event: BUCS 25 Mile Time Trial (TT) Championships, incorporating the Varsity Match Date:…

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