Translational research, with the goal of “translating” laboratory results into improved human healthcare, is fundamental for progression in the field of medical research. Working in a laboratory environment, it is often easy to lose sight of why research is being conducted.
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.
By Gabriele Butkute, Science Policy Officer, Biochemical Society
While there rarely is a calm time in science policy, the last year has been particularly busy with the EU membership referendum, several consultations and bills, such as the HE & Research Bill, and now the General Election.
By Matthew Nolan, University of Oxford
The decision to begin a PhD is probably one of the biggest you’ll ever make in your career. A significant step up in both scope and expectation from undergrad, the prospect can at first seem a little daunting.
By Ian O’Neill, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK
Over the past two decades the research into the ‘microbiome’ has increased substantially and has revealed that there are complex ecosystems of microbes living on or within us from birth.