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
Having recently started my PhD on the conservation management of elasmobranch (sharks, rays and skates) populations, I embarked on my first fieldwork season to Ecuador. Many people, including most of my friends, asked me if this involved swimming with sharks- and as glamorous as that sounded – their faces dropped when I inevitably told them that I went to fish markets in Ecuador to collect samples from dead sharks. Perhaps not as exciting as they had hoped. Continue reading My Shark Diaries