There are currently 12 people in the Dean lab, but it feels like more because we interact so closely with members of Martin Howard’s lab and usually form a “Jumbo Group”.
We are a very international group with members currently from China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Taiwan. This immense diversity makes us stronger and our science better.
On Wednesday, we all meet for coffee right after a stimulating lab meeting. This leads to all sorts of discussions, often about science.
On Friday evenings, after a productive week, we go for a drink at the Rec Centre, the John Innes Centre’s own bar. But not for too long… because some of us need to be fit the next morning to join the 5k Norwich Park run…