Kate Young, Lab Manager

Kate Young

Laboratory Manager

Kate Young joined Lifelab in 2021 as our Laboratory Manager, following 7 years in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for the Oak Clinic Group in Japan. Coordinating a team of 6, her expertise in processing protocols and validations has allowed us to gain ISO 9001 accreditation status and work towards Good Lab Practice and further ISO. After completing her BSc Combined Science: Human and Environmental Biological Studies in 1995, she describes herself as having ’detailed research skills and a very innovative mindset’.

Whilst working in embryology, Kate worked on 14 different publications including, ‘trophectoderm biopsy and human blastocyst development’, and talked at the ‘European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’. Kate is a trusted member of the Lifelab team and her attention to detail ensures that each test is in safe hands and able to be validated.

Kate's Posts:

Oral Allergy Syndrome Explained

Last Updated: 03 Feb 2023

Also known by the abbreviated form of ‘OAS’, Oral Allergy Syndrome is a condition that can result in an allergic reaction in the mouth after eating. OAS has a classification as a ‘cluster’ of reactions and happens when someone eats particular types of food. Those with OAS tend not to have it from birth, rather

Identifying Your Food Intolerance

Last Updated: 03 Feb 2023

When the body has difficulty in processing certain food types and more pointedly, experiences certain unpleasant reactions, this is known as a food intolerance. Symptoms of this can vary, but most usually it manifests as stomach pain and bloating, typically a few hours after ingesting said food. The incidence of people suffering with this condition

Spotting the Symptoms Of Anaphylaxis

Last Updated: 03 Feb 2023

Allergic reactions are sometimes so mild that they go largely unnoticed by the sufferer, but they can also get so bad that they become life threatening. In the case of anaphylaxis, spotting it early can significantly reduce the chances of it becoming serious, so if someone in your family suffers from a reaction so severe

7 Reasons Why previous Generations Didn’t Suffer

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2022

1) They ate more locally sourced seasonal food.People ate foods bought from local markets and produced in regional farms during the last century because food preservatives were not widely used. The lack of processed food and high levels of fresh items meant diets were rich in vitamins and minerals. 2) Diets and trendy eating habits were

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