Throughout the whole of November, whenever I have had the radio on in the lab, there has basically been Christmas songs on repeat! Now I’m one of those people that believe that Christmas cheer shouldn’t start until December – bah humbug, I know! – especially as I’m a December baby too! But this week, I’m […]Read More Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..
Happy December y’all! It’s bloody freezing here in the UK just in time to help us get into the festive spirit! I even saw tweets earlier where people had spotted Christmas trees covered in snow in some parts of the country on the 1st December! That is crazy but so exciting! Anyway, to spread a […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Tim G.
Hello science lovers! Apologies for the short hiatus on the blog for the past two weeks. Lab work got busy, intern life got busy, scicomm life got busy and personal life got busy so the blog had to be put on the back burner for a little while so I didn’t burnout completely. But now […]Read More PhDLife. How to stay on top of the literature.
We all have skin! The largest organ in our body that we all take for granted! It is protecting us from microbes and infections, helping us to regulate our body temperature and allows us to feel, touch and sense our surroundings. And it is doing all of that and more right now, even as you […]Read More Rare disease treated with new skin grown from stem cells
I feel like I’m coming onto the home straight! I’ve officially started the final year of my PhD! This time next year, my thesis will be written and handed in, I might have even had my PhD viva and be Dr Arthur and who knows where in the world I will be doing goodness knows […]Read More PhD mythbusters. Volume 2
It’s a brand new month and after a short hiatus it’s time for a return of one of my favourite features on the blog – Scientist in the Spotlight! After the success of Spotlight September, I received loads of messages with requests for new perspectives on this feature and suggestions for role models that YOU […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Sean M.
Happy Halloween 🎃🕸🕷! . Pumpkins 🎃, ghosts 👻, spiders 🕷, witches 🌒 and the undead ⚰ For one day each year they fill you with dread 🦇 . But no matter what haunting 👻 and creepy 🕷 things fill you with fear 👀 For this year’s 🎃 Spooky Science💀 post there’s something I want you to hear . There’s something I want […]Read More SpookyScience: Is there more than one skeleton hidden in our bodies?
Whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned pro – lab meetings always bring those slight feelings of fear and anxiety! Whether you don’t want to present your recent data because people are going to tear it apart or whether you don’t want to look like Jon Snow and appear that you know […]Read More How to survive & excel in lab meetings
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I want to do my bit to help spread that awareness of what you need to be looking out for – but also a little bit of the science that might help you understand the disease a little more! . Breast cancer is the most common cancer in […]Read More Breast cancer: What you need to know
Being a scientist is not just one thing! This is the advice I keep sharing across my social media platforms and when I do science talks to try and break down the stereotypes associated with being a scientist and also to try and inspire the younger generation to get involved in STEM (that’s science, technology, […]Read More Guest blog: Making the jump from the lab bench to a career in MedComms