Biology

Dr David Marcinek – Guiding Ageing Research into Maturity

Dr David Marcinek – Guiding Ageing Research into Maturity

Old age is a bigger part of life today than ever before, yet our ability to tackle age-related diseases is lagging behind our extraordinary leaps in lifespan. One of the many dedicated researchers delving into the ageing process is Dr David Marcinek, who is bringing...

Dr Florence Bareyre – A Chordate with Destiny

Dr Florence Bareyre – A Chordate with Destiny

  Spinal cord injuries have garnered the dedication of countless researchers. Nevertheless, the path towards understanding and mastering neuronal repair in the central nervous system (CNS) remains more tortuous than even the tangled nerves themselves. It...

CAPRISA: Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA: Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) was established in 2002 with a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant award. The organisation was created as a partnership between five institutions: University of KwaZuluNatal, University of...

The Galapagos Conservation Trust

The Galapagos Conservation Trust

  Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) is the only UK registered charity to focus exclusively on the conservation and sustainability of the Galapagos Archipelago. Launched in 1995 at the Royal Society, GCT has supported a vast array of projects in Galapagos...

Dr Leonard Bryan Coop – Cloudy, With A Chance Of Insects

Dr Leonard Bryan Coop – Cloudy, With A Chance Of Insects

The Integrated Plant Protection Center at Oregon State University is both a hub for research into agricultural pest management and the host of widelyused pest forecasting tools. Dr Leonard Coop and his co-workers plan to improve those tools even further. Should I...

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society

Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi is an international community of scientists and engineers dedicated to promoting excellence in research, enhancing public engagement with science, and fostering the next generation of researchers. Here, we have had the...

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The national heart, lung, and blood institute (nhlbi) is one of 27 centers, institutes, and offices within the national institutes of health (nih). It was established originally as the national heart institute in 1948 with amission to support research and research...

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science was founded as a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their research. Now in its seventh year, Soapbox Science takes female scientists out of the lab and onto the streets, to talk to the passing, unsuspecting public about...

Professor Stephen Goff – Contagious Cancer Cells In Shellfish

Professor Stephen Goff – Contagious Cancer Cells In Shellfish

Professor Stephen Goff of Columbia University studies transmissible cancer in shellfish. His interest in viruses and their role in cancer led him to initially research a potential viral cause for leukaemia that is present in shellfish. The cancer did not have a viral...

Dr Craig Albertson – Beyond Genetics

Dr Craig Albertson – Beyond Genetics

Dr Craig Albertson and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst conduct research in evolutionary developmental (evo-devo) biology. The team’s research focus is at the intersection of genes, development and evolution, using the craniofacial skeleton...

Professor Daniel John Jackson – How Animals Fabricate Biominerals

Professor Daniel John Jackson – How Animals Fabricate Biominerals

Professor Daniel J. Jackson and his team at the University of Göttingen use snails and sponges as models to study how animals make biominerals, and to gain insight into how this ability first evolved. The cellular and molecular mechanisms that allow an animal to make...

Professor Suzie Currie – Coping With Stress In An Aquatic World

Professor Suzie Currie – Coping With Stress In An Aquatic World

As high temperatures continue to set records around the globe, aquatic organisms are facing new environmental extremes. Freshwater and marine animals will either adapt to resulting changes in salinity, temperature and oxygen, or face mortality and possible extinction....

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild and her group at the Free University Berlin study the acoustic communication and social behaviour of wild bats to understand the evolutionary interplay of social and vocal complexity, the functional significance of culturally transmitted song...