Prime editing – a cutting edge new development in genomic engineering

Most biologists would agree that the most extraordinary development of the 21st century has been the discovery and manipulation of the CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing – a natural defence mechanism that bacteria use to defend against viral infection which scientists have hijacked to modify the DNA sequence of living cells. Continue reading Prime editing – a cutting edge new development in genomic engineering

Work Experience at The Biochemical Society

Work experience is more valuable than you think. It should provide an insight for students to see what adult working life is like: showing them a range of new, unique skills; different types of working environments but also the kind of mindset needed to become successful in adult life. Continue reading Work Experience at The Biochemical Society

Science and the Queer Agenda

This year, I’ve been extremely grateful to have been awarded a Diversity in Science grant from the Biochemical Society to help facilitate the launch of an engagement and advocacy project that’s been brewing in my mind for a long time. It’s a podcast called Querdy (a mash up of the words Queer and Nerdy), which aims to showcase queer scientists, researchers, and specialists with the help of nerdy performers and comedians. Continue reading Science and the Queer Agenda