By Gabriele Butkute, Science Policy Officer, Biochemical Society
While there rarely is a calm time in science policy, the last year has been particularly busy with the EU membership referendum, several consultations and bills, such as the HE & Research Bill, and now the General Election.
Continue reading General election 2017: science and education policy
By Matthew Nolan, University of Oxford
The decision to begin a PhD is probably one of the biggest you’ll ever make in your career. A significant step up in both scope and expectation from undergrad, the prospect can at first seem a little daunting.
Continue reading A day in the life of a neuroscience PhD student
By Ian O’Neill, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK
Over the past two decades the research into the ‘microbiome’ has increased substantially and has revealed that there are complex ecosystems of microbes living on or within us from birth.
Continue reading Lending a helping hand: Can probiotics treat inflammatory bowel disease?
By Caroline Wood, University of Sheffield
Climate change, drought, and insect pests – surely these are the greatest threats to food security? It may surprise you, but in certain regions it is actually other plants which are the farmer’s worst fear.
Continue reading Striga hermonthica: When plants turn nasty…