The invisible superheroes inside plants

By Maria Constantin Maybe you’ve heard about the one of the latest superheroes or better said “badheroes” movie called “Venom”. Venom is an alien that belongs to a species called “Symbiontes” which can inhabit living creatures conferring them superpowers. Plants have their own kind of Symbiontes living inside them. Scientists call them “endophytes” and just like Venom they can confer superpowers to the plant that … Continue reading The invisible superheroes inside plants

Why you should consider attending a conference by live stream

by Rebeca Diaz Vazquez There are lots of reasons to attend scientific conferences: presenting your research and getting feedback from experts in your field, starting collaborations,  and listening to new ideas that make you go back to work with fresh enthusiasm. But attending conferences takes time away from experiments and other commitments, while finding the funding and organising the travelling are added burdens to an … Continue reading Why you should consider attending a conference by live stream

Biometricians vs Mendelians: What a century old debate ago can teach researchers today

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