By Eloise Ballard What is Emergomyces africanus? It is not often that completely novel pathogens are identified, but in 2013 this is exactly what happened in South Africa. The
By Caroline Wood, University of Sheffield
It’s a bit ironic really that my PhD topic ended up being the parasitic plant Striga gesnerioides. This notorious weed cannot survive without a host, so as soon as it germinates it attaches itself to the roots of a susceptible victim. A plant rather similar, then, to the mental illness I have been struggling with for over six years now.
Hannah Sutcliffe, University of Edinburgh,
When the chance to apply for a policy internship at the UK Parliament arose, I jumped at the opportunity to find out more about how scientific evidence is used by policy makers.
By Ruth Nottingham, University of Nottingham,
Professional development is probably the last thing on your mind when you are a busy PhD student juggling multiple experiments, but taking the time to reflect on your skill set and how to enhance it can pay off enormously in the long run.
By Andrew Lynch, University of Wisconsin, USA
As individuals, we have become exceedingly comfortable with the traditional loci of control: internal or external. In our own minds, we have either had control over our body and health… or we haven’t.