Category Archives: Science Communication

Five Reasons Why Academic Science Researchers Should Teach

I recently returned, albeit part-time, to work in academia and I was offered the chance to teach. Many academics in scientific research never teach, other than perhaps one-to-one “teaching” of a new doctoral student.  In the past, I have presented my work to other scientists and also given a few guest lectures to undergraduates; but [...]

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Applications & Bottlenecks In Next Generation Sequencing, Day 2

This word cloud shows the words that people used in the ice-breaking session, that I mentioned in my last post,  to describe what they hoped to gain from the conference. On Day 2, our Keynote speaker was: Dr Anneke Seller, Oxford Genetics: Clinical utility; actionable #NGS diagnosis for patients & families #ngsmanchester — Paul [...]

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Applications & Bottlenecks In Next Generation Sequencing

After months of preparation and the occasional sleepless night, November 5th arrived.  It wasn’t only Bonfire Night, but also the beginning of a two-day conference, focusing on NGS in clinical genetics laboratories.  Organised by my colleagues and friends from biotexcel and myself, it was held in the Manchester Conference Centre, in, naturally enough, Manchester, UK. In order to break [...]

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Genetics Society Spring Meeting: Genomics for Health and Society

The aim of of the meeting was to begin to answer the question: “What will be the impact of large-scale sequencing of human populations in the 21st Century?” Held at The Royal Society in London on 19th April 2013, the meeting brought together some distinguished figures from clinical genetics, population genomics, DNA fingerprinting and the [...]

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Gene & Cell Therapy For the People

The Annual meeting of the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy, as well as being aimed at the expert, included a day of presentations intended for students and the public.  Aimed primarily at GCSE and A-level students, but open to all,  this one day interactive event provided an opportunity to discuss and debate gene and [...]

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