Smart students study science and science students become doctors. Regardless of which part of the world you grew up in, you will be familiar with this statement or a modified version that shares the same sentiment. Sentiments that suggest studying science is the preserve of smart students and studying medicine is regarded the very peak achievement. Continue reading Is there a doctor in the room?
Did you know that there are fewer human cells in our body than bacterial cells? For the human body to contain anything other than our own cells has always caused controversy; however, the idea of a second genome has been around for a while. Continue reading What is the Second Genome and how does it affect us?
Starting a PhD during ‘normal’ times is an adventure in itself, the start of a long and exciting academic commitment. But starting a PhD amid a global pandemic has certainly been a completely new experience and one that I couldn’t have ever contemplated. Continue reading Starting a PhD during a pandemic: My Experience
On 3 September, we held our second online chat via Twitter to answer your questions on Working in Industry. Our panelists represented different aspects of the biosciences industry, which included Gerard Collins, Human Resources Director at Sosei Heptares, Marion Vandeputte, an Associate Scientist at Illumina, and Daniel Jamieson, an entrepreneur and Founder of Biorelate. Here we provide the highlights from our online Q&A. Continue reading Working in industry – what’s it all about?
I probably don’t need to say it, but 2020 has turned out very differently than expected. When I started as Head of Programmes at In2scienceUK in January, I didn’t expect to spend more time working from home than I had in the office, or work with the team to transform the In2scienceUK in person work experience placements and workshops to an entirely Virtual Placement Programme. … Continue reading Transforming the In2scienceUK programme to virtual delivery
The importance and use of the Drosophila sp. as an animal model has revolutionized the field of genetics and molecular biology. In 1909, T.H. Morgan used the fruit flies for the first time in his laboratory. Since that day many milestone discoveries have been made in the field Continue reading The fly saga: How Drosophila became the queen of genetics