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Science is Vital – AGM and the next steps

Most of you will remember the Science is Vital campaign and the extraordinary result it achieved in only a few weeks. As most of you also know, work didn’t stop there, and the campaign focusing on Science careers also gathered … Continue reading

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Looking beyond the obvious career path: Part II – talking about the road less travelled

As I mentioned in a previous post, current career perspectives for postdoctoral researchers  are, to put it mildly, difficult. An academic career will be possible for only about 3.5% of current postdocs, so being able to understand the alternatives is … Continue reading

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Open access and copyright

So, as most of you will know, the Elsevier boycott seems to have had a very positive outcome: no more Research Works Act (RWA) . This is now old news, of course, but many others have discussed and talked about this in … Continue reading

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Looking beyond the obvious career path: Part I – Science Journalism

Last year, another Science is Vital campaign went underway, this time focusing on a problem facing many PhD and postdocs: science careers. A summary of the final report can be found here. Importantly, the campaign and the report highlight many … Continue reading

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On publishing research

Much has been said recently about the Research Works Act so I won’t go into too much detail again. For me, the trigger was Stephen’s post on his refusal to review a paper published by Elsevier. After that, I started … Continue reading

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Science is Vital – a personal look

A few weeks ago, several tweets alerted me to a speech Vince Cable was about to give at Queen’s College. The announced cuts that scientists in UK were to expect prompted several to comment. Importantly, it prompted Jenny Rohn to spring to … Continue reading

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A different kind of talk

Last Friday I accepted Alom Shaha challenge and I went to his school to give a talk. I have to admit I was dreading it a bit – after all, 17/18 year old students can be a tough audience…  And judging … Continue reading

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In the loop

Here is where you’ll find my thoughts on structural biology, science, science communication amongst many other things…

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