As an early career researcher (ECR), you can struggle with balancing publishable results, reading new scientific literature and keeping your supervisor happy. But you’re learning that the impact of research is not only measured by the journal in which your manuscript is published. You feel that the public sometimes misunderstands science and evidence, and you want to help change that. Continue reading Getting started in Public Engagement – Lessons from the Standing Up for Science workshop
On 3 March 2020, members of the bioscience community gathered at the Science Museum in London to celebrate the Royal Society of Biology’s (RSB) 10th Anniversary. Continue reading Celebrating 10 years of collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology
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
We live in an age where food is grossly abundant. Those distant days when people foraged the land for plants to eat — and even when they shifted to setting up their own farms — seems almost inconceivable now. The intensive nature of the food industry has meant that there’s virtually nothing you can’t buy on a trip to your local supermarket, even if it’s come from the other side of the world. Continue reading Is ‘clean meat’ possible?