Nostalgia, comfort foods and cooking during COVID-19

Periods of high stress and social isolation, such as a pandemic or moving countries (or both), can have huge impacts on mental wellbeing and food behaviours. Whilst acute sudden stress tends to suppress appetite, longer-lasting chronic stress and elevated levels of cortisol can lead to cravings for hyper-palatable high-fat, sugar and calorie-dense foods. Surveys suggest we have been turning to comfort foods during this… Read More Nostalgia, comfort foods and cooking during COVID-19

Topic: 3D Imaging and quantitative analysis of intact tissues and organs

My PhD thesis focuses on imaging methods that enable visualization and analysis of tissue and organs in 3D over a period of time, which leads to a better understating of tissue development and maintenance. Organs and tissues are highly complex structures that come together to form whole organisms. Scientists have spent hundreds of years fully… Read More Topic: 3D Imaging and quantitative analysis of intact tissues and organs