On the 4th October 2021 Biochemical Society awarded a Sponsored Event Grant to Dr Caroline McKinnon at the University of Bristol for a project to recognise and celebrate the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. Continue reading Unveiling of the Henrietta Lacks statue
Public engagement is an opportunity for communities to gain an insight into current research and the people behind it. Just as importantly, it also offers scientists themselves a space to learn. Continue reading Dundee Women’s Festival
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?
I think many people in STEM are aware that currently most teams, departments, or student populations are not reflective of wider society. But beyond just the numbers and percentages of different identities that make up a team we need to be listening to and acting on the actual experiences of those underrepresented groups. Continue reading Being an ally in STEM