29 March 2020: Our lab has been in voluntary self-quarantine for 3 weeks. After these 3 weeks, we came back to the lab and are working again. Except our PhD students, who are still not allowed to come back to Beijing . They have been stuck at home for more than 2 months now, but the situation has greatly improved. Since coming back, we are careful, and follow strict guidelines, but it is worth it, as they are working and keeping us and others safe. For advise how to manage this time, feel free to contact me. Below an outline of a “normal Corona” day at work, after 3 weeks at home. Stay safe!
23 January 2020: Virus outbreak in China, but we are all safe: Everyone in our lab is staying and working from home as much as possible. Beijing is deserted, as seen on the pictures I took from my apartment, at ‘rush hour’. In addition to a virus protection software, I also ‘installed’ virus protection hardware – a face mask for protection.
17 January 2020: Our lab, as part of CIBR, celebrates 2019 and the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival. Happy Chinese New Year! Our lab prepared a dance, as shown below, which was a ‘hit’ at the party.
20 November 2019: We got some wonderful pictures of our lab members from the film crew who visited our Institute CIBR the week before (unfortunately, not everyone was captured).
13 November 2019: A film crew came to make a professional video about CIBR . I made my own video and pictures of them in action filming in our lab – A different day in the lab.
14 August 2019: We are celebrating: Birthday, Leaving, Welcome, even a baby…
4 August 2019: Beijing TV made a documentary about our director Minmin Luo, in which our Institute CIBR and our students were also featured.
23 July 2019: It is official, we have started the first experiments in the lab: mixing, weighing, pipetting, and a lot of fun! Finally, we have started doing lab work!
July 2019: Students from the Tsinghua-McGovern-Peking-CIBR summer course are visiting our CIBR Institute and lab. Plasticware and glassware are arriving. Our lab is is filling up.
June 2019: Equipment is arriving, and things are being unpacked. Our Christmas in June, thank you CIBR, and all our colleagues and helpers!
1st June 2019: We are officially open! If you are interested in joining the Koziol Laboratory, click here.
30 June 2019: Congratulations to our amazing CIBR members who participated in the Life Science Park Sports competition! A fun day!
10 May 2019: Site visit of our brand new CIBR institute, and our brand new lab. Exciting times!
1st May 2019: Magdalena Koziol arrives in Beijing, China, directly form Cambridge, UK, in preparation for lab opening in June.
1st April 2019: Xue Liang starts working for our laboratory as the lab manager. Welcome, and excited to have the first lab member!