By Alex Binks, University of Glasgow
Hearing that I had come first place in the Biochemical Society Science communication competition was a wonderful feeling. Of course, this feeling was in part due to my excitement over the prospect of having an extra £300 to spend on all manner of sensible and not-so-sensible purchases. But more importantly, I had managed to prove to myself that it’s possible to make a successful science video without any money or any clue what the hell I was doing.
Continue reading SciComm Competition: Video winner
By James Brown, Education and Public Engagement Manager, Biochemical Society
To Hoover. To Google. To CRISPR. As Jennifer Doudna pointed out at the launch of her new book, A Crack in Creation, once your invention has become a verb, you know you’re onto something big. And CRISPR (or CRISPR-Cas9) is certainly big; it doesn’t seem like hyperbole to describe it as a ‘game-changer’ in molecular bioscience.
Continue reading A novel use for CRISPR – use of narratives in public engagement
By James Brown, Education and Public Engagement Officer, Biochemical Society
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Science Communication Competition. Now in its sixth year, the competition attracted 81 entries which were reviewed by our panel of expert judges.
Continue reading Science Communication Competition 2017 winners announced
By Cassandra Terry, Jessica Sells, Elizabeth Sawyer & Claire Sarell from University College London
To coincide with the 2016 Olympics still being fresh in many children’s memories, we designed an activity called ‘Dirty Dopers, cheating or competing?’ which focused on the biochemistry behind performance enhancing drugs in sport. Continue reading Dirty Dopers, cheating or competing?