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: –

 http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/conferencecast/science_mojo_gradually_diminished_instantly

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

 http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/conferencecast/bsa_science_communication_2013_scicomm2013

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

 http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/student-voices/poo_transplants_sniffing_out_the

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

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