The ongoing pandemic and restrictions made to control its spread have been extremely difficult for all of us and have impacted our research no less than other aspects of life. The first few months were the most challenging as we were unable to be in the lab and carry out our experiments. During this time, I expanded on important computational skills which will likely be very important in the future direction of our work.

Luckily, our lab is based at the Francis Crick institute which offers weekly COVID-19 testing allowing me to return to the lab since the beginning of June. In spite of continued restrictions placed over the past few months we continue on our path towards expanding our understanding of the causes of AVMs whilst working towards the development of better treatments. We are optimistic about the future of this project, and would like to thank the Butterfly AVM charity once again for their continual support during this difficult period.