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Dr Alison Halliday

After completing an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry & Genetics at Sheffield University, Alison was awarded a PhD in Human Molecular Genetics at the University of Newcastle. She carried out five years as a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCL, investigating the genes involved in a childhood obesity syndrome. Moving into science communications, she spent ten years at Cancer Research UK engaging the public about the charity’s work. She now specialises in writing about research across the life sciences, medicine and health.

Blogs by Author
18 Nov 2019
Cool Science, Future Science
Extracting Bioactive Compounds from Pomegranate Peel
Dr Alison Halliday

pomegranate

Pomegranate
24 Jul 2019
Ultrapure Water In Action
Developing Nanoemulsions for Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dr Alison Halliday

Brain Scan images

Brain Scan
30 Apr 2019
Analytical Chemistry, The Solution Behind Great Science
An Ultra-Sensitive New DNA Sensor for Detecting and Diagnosing Genetic Diseases
Dr Alison Halliday

DNA

DNA Genetic Diseases
30 Apr 2019
Analytical Chemistry, Water In The Lab
Developing a New Diagnostic Test for an Aggressive Childhood Cancer
Dr Alison Halliday

Aggressive Childhood Cancer

Aggressive Childhood Cancer
30 Apr 2019
Water Purity, Cool Science
New synthetic cannabinoid discovered in ‘e-liquids’ for electronic cigarettes
Dr Alison Halliday

New synthetic cannabinoid discovered in ‘e-liquids’ for electronic cigarettes 

eCigarettes Compound Analysis

Electronic Cigarettes Compound Analysis
30 Apr 2019
Analytical Chemistry
Using hair samples to monitor exposure to alternative plasticisers
Dr Alison Halliday

Monitoring harmful exposure

Hair Sample HPLC PURELAB Flex

Hair Sample HPLC PURELAB flex
11 Mar 2019
Improving the quality and safety of Chinese medicinal herbs