Sometime in the middle of 2010 I saw an article in a British photographic magazine that caught my attention and made me want to try the idea put forward for myself. The cause of this desire to try out what, for me, was quite new […]
Month: February 2011
As I write this page the weather has turned very mild but wet and rather windy, the moisture laden air coming across the Atlantic in a South Westerly direction. This is completely different to the weather we had late last year. Tony Houlden lives […]
As a child you have no idea where life will take you or what adventures you will encounter on the way. My Grandfather and Grandmother emigrated from Scotland to Canada in 1920 and my aunt and father were both born there. My father returned to Scotland so I was born and raised in Edinburgh, then I travelled north to the granite city of Aberdeen for my first degree in Science. I returned to Edinburgh for a career in science where I gained a PhD in Molecular Pathology at Edinburgh Medical School.
I was lucky to be part of the first wave of molecular biology research explaining many of life’s medical and animal genetics mysteries, so I was in demand for projects as diverse as checking families with schizophrenia, looking at genes involved in cancer, defining what bacteria live in our colons and how they affect our health.