There is something special about understanding how life works on a molecular level. How atoms are rearranged by machines that are Angstroms across, or how the flow of single protons through a channel is needed for making the ATP we need to function. Unfortunately, for many students, they cannot enjoy the nanoscale journey because they get so focused on the formulae and reactions. Providing an immersive opportunity for play seems to be turning that around. Continue reading Biochemnopoly
Work experience is more valuable than you think. It should provide an insight for students to see what adult working life is like: showing them a range of new, unique skills; different types of working environments but also the kind of mindset needed to become successful in adult life. Continue reading Work Experience at The Biochemical Society
Join The Biochemical Society at the British Science Festival for our event “Mental Health: All in the Mind?”. Continue reading Mental Health: All in the Mind?
There is a historical precedent for major scientific advances that have come from those who have not necessarily followed the traditional academic route for their field. The field of genetics has been no exception to this phenomenon, from its conception by a particularly tenacious Augustinian monk to the somewhat less well-known story of a certain English public school teacher, Ronald Fisher. Continue reading Biometricians vs Mendelians: What a century old debate ago can teach researchers today