I’m crowdfunding. Why?

This post is adapted from my crowdfunding campaign website.  My lab is giving crowdfunding a go. I have a talented postgraduate student about to start a self-funded MPhil/PhD with me and we are hoping to crowdfund some consumable costs. Why? Here are three reasons: Funding is scarce. Acquiring research funds is […]

World Duchenne Awareness Day 2015

Today is the second World Duchenne Awareness Day, the 7th of September 2015.  The 7th of the 9th.  79.  This is a significant number… These 79 boxes represent the 79 exons of the DMD gene.  This gene encodes for a protein called dystrophin; do you notice that some exons are joined together […]

Celebrating 268 years of clinical trials

On the 20th May we celebrated international clinical trials day as well as research awareness week at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) so it seems particularly fitting this week to blog about research. International clinical trials day commemorates the start of the first clinical trial by the British naval physician James Lind in 1747.  Lind […]

What’s wrong with a teaching-focused career path?

“While you will certainly be an excellent teacher, are you sure about your career choice?” What kind of question is that?  I am hardly switching from scientific research to bricklaying (although by recent accounts I would make a fortune!), but simply have expressed an interest in becoming teaching-focused.  I do not wish […]