Monthly Archives: September 2013

A blog is born

So after moonlighting on a couple of other blogging sites, I’ve finally got round to setting up my own.

 Talk about STRESS – it took me a week just to decide on a name and I only made the final decision after surveying 40 close friends and colleagues – being a perfectionist SUCKS (it’s not actually a requirement to over think everything so much).

 One of my main motivations for pursuing science communication and blogging stems from my family; I am the only member to have attended university, never mind going on to pursue a postgraduate qualification. Therefore, I constantly come across the gap between scientists and the general public (AKA my adoring family); I feel that blogging is a great way to communicate science with a wider audience. I also wanted a space to be able to showcase science stories I am interested by, and also express my own opinions on science and how I have got to where I am today.

 I’m still a bit of a novice to the world of science communication – I recently attended the British Science Association’s Science Communication 2013 conference and this gave me a great insight into what could potentially become my future career path. Further to this, I also recently took part in the ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!’ online science engagement competition, which I’ll be blogging about in detail very shortly.

 My previous blogs can be found using the following links: –

 This post focuses on how I regained my motivation for science whilst attending a conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York

 This post sees my first attempt at using Storify to showcase my experience of the British Science Association’s Science Communication 2013 conference

 This post looks at the potential of faecal transplantation as a standardised treatment for patients infected with C. Diff


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