Phoebe Hinton-Sheley

Microbiology, Virology

Phoebe Hinton-Sheley is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Microbiology at the University of Wolverhampton.

Over the past two years, Phoebe has gained industrial experience at a local brewery, working in a quality assurance laboratory.

She frequently writes articles for the University of Wolverhampton Student’s Union website, as well as viral Buzzfeed quizzes and articles. Phoebe has also written social media posts for the Student’s Union Facebook and Twitter pages.

Phoebe’s specialities include Disease and Public Health, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, and Food Microbiology with Biochemistry.

Due to her background and interests, Phoebe mostly writes for the Life Sciences side of News Medical, focussing on Microbiology and related techniques and diseases. However, she also enjoys writing about topics along the lines of Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry.

Phoebe is currently researching Listeria, the bacterial cause of listeriosis. More specifically, she will be exploring its ability to anchor to different surface types.

The project will also look at how easily Listeria biofilms transfer to other surfaces, and therefore, how the contamination of foods by Listeria can occur and cause outbreaks – which happens occasionally in the U.K.

Outside of her studies, Phoebe is a STEM Ambassador for her local area, which involves traveling to local schools and outreach events to encourage primary and secondary school students to pursue the sciences or higher education as a whole. She is also an advocate for women and girls pursuing STEM careers.

Phoebe was drawn to News-Medical, as not only does she have a passion for Biology and the Life Sciences, but also wanted to pursue her enthusiasm for writing.

During her time working for the Student’s Union, she discovered that writing was something that she enjoyed greatly – and one day realised that she could extend that love of writing into her current field of study.

Biology has been a passion of hers since she was very young, so the thought of venturing into Science Writing was very exciting, and completely new territory.

During her time at News Medical so far, Phoebe has been encouraged to do research into many new and different topics within the field of Life Sciences, as well as link relevant information she has learned from her current studies.

Writing for News Medical has given Phoebe the confidence to critically analyse biological journal entries and keep up to date with the latest research. She now regularly features on the Life Science side of the site and is enjoying being able to share her scientific knowledge with the world.

Articles from Phoebe

Flow Cytometry in Immunology

Flow Cytometry in Immunology

Microbiology and Quality Assurance of Kombucha

Microbiology and Quality Assurance of Kombucha

Antibody-Mediated Pathogen Resistance

Antibody-Mediated Pathogen Resistance

Supramolecular Assembly and Supermolecules

Supramolecular Assembly and Supermolecules

What is the Inflammasome?

What is the Inflammasome?

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

Colorectal Cancer and Crohn’s Disease

Colorectal Cancer and Crohn’s Disease

Colorectal Cancer and Organ Preservation

Colorectal Cancer and Organ Preservation

Hard-To-Heal Wounds

Hard-To-Heal Wounds

Single Plane Illumination Microscopy

Single Plane Illumination Microscopy