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?
Laboratories are full of scientists who do research on the bench, and at times in front of the computer. They are composed of PhD students and staff like research assistants, post-docs and lab managers. Ideally, working in a lab is like living with other housemates or with other family members. A lab is a well-oiled machine if it operates like a functional household. Continue reading Respect in the lab
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heard phrases like “following the science” from politicians with regard to lockdowns, track and trace and other COVID-related policies. But how does science actually inform Government policy decisions? Continue reading A virtual Voice of the Future connects young scientists to Government policy
“Doing a PhD is hard”, this is what I have heard by many for years. I didn’t understand what this meant, but now three months into my PhD journey, I think I finally understand what everyone was trying to say. Continue reading The struggles of doing a PhD
Albert Einstein said ‘The important thing is to never stop questioning.’ Indeed, the very essence of any good science is the preliminary experiment of questioning. Questioning itself is founded on the principle of uncertainty and at the core of uncertainty is curiosity. Continue reading Science communication in a post-normal, post-COVID world