Category Archive: Science communication

Feb 07

EU influence on UK science

There are many reasons why academics are dreading the possibility of a Brexit: the loss of EU science funding is one of them, access to highly qualified lab personnel another. Euroskeptics keep insisting that we invest more than we get out. But how much does the UK actually contribute to EU research programmes – and …

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Jan 19

After your PhD: What job options are out there?

  Following on from the previous article, there are many things PhD students learn to be good at. Obviously it’s easiest to stay in the field and setting you’ve already been trained in, which means you apply for a post-doc position with focus on your preferred field of research. But for all of those who don’t perceive academia as …

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Jan 14

Making the right move after your PhD

  Today I’ve submitted the final corrections for my thesis. It’s been the last step in a long journey towards the doctoral degree. And what a journey it has been! Looking back I am extremely grateful and glad that I had the chance to go through with it, despite numerous obstacles and doubts on the way, which, …

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Sep 15

Science Gallery London

Did you ever have the feeling that certain scientific findings have amazing parallels to art? Do you see beauty in data sets? The wonder of biology in magnified microscopic images? Then perhaps the Science Gallery London will interest you. The gallery, which is said to open next year, is working with researchers, students, local communities and artists to contribute …

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Jul 21

Skin Song – Bat For Lashes in the Wattlab

Natasha Khan has recently released a song about the skin. In quite a unique combination of science and music, the Wellcome Trust has initiated the science outreach project Body of Songs which aims to produce Music inspired by the organs of the body. Sounds a bit creepy? In fact, I think it’s about time that someone starts …

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Jul 17

How can you identify a brilliant scientist?

Inspired by a visit from 2013 Nobel prize winner Randy Schekman, my colleague Kif and I have written down a few thoughts on Impact Factors in science. Traditionally, the impact factor of a scientific journal reflects how often recently published articles have been cited by scientists in other papers. In other words: the impact these articles have …

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Jul 04

A history of the earth in pictures

So far not many authors came up with the idea to publish a graphic novel about science – but this is not the only reason why I admire Jens Harder’s ALPHA… directions. It is simply beautiful and perhaps the most inspiring science artbook I’ve seen so far. In over 2000 panels and drawings Harder depicts much of …

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