By Dorieke Grijseels, University of Sussex
February marks LGBT history month, a month in which we remember and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender history. It is great to see the lists of many important figures in LGBT history appearing on blogs and social media. As a scientist, one thing that strikes me, is that the lists rarely includes more than one or two scientists.
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By David Pye and Derry Mercer
On 20th November 2017, the EMA announced that it would be relocating to Amsterdam from London with the intention of commencing operations on 30th March 2019 at the latest. The choice of Amsterdam was no great surprise to anyone, except possibly for a few Milanese. The EMA, based in London since 1995, currently employs almost 900 staff and it is hoped that many will move with the EMA to their new headquarters taking with them their €322 million annual budget.
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By Malcolm Weir, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Heptares
Before Christmas, two important papers were released by HM Government namely the Industrial Strategy White Paper and the Life Sciences Sector Deal.
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By Roaa Alalwany, University of Nottingham
In the new internet age of social media and open source intelligence, our world is becoming much smaller. The scientific community is no exception. In the same way that businesses have thrived with international ventures, scientific research has achieved bigger and better things with our ever-growing global connections and collaborations. Long gone is the time when you could pick out the ‘goofy geek with the glasses’ out of a high-school line up predicting they would end up in a lab coat.
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