Biology

Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster – The Seeds We Sow And The Grain We Reap

Much of the world’s population is dependent on just a few crops, with blight and disease an ever-present threat. Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster of the Helmholtz Centre Munich, after many years researching plant defences against pathogenic attack, aims to open the door to...

Professor Paul Dent – Developing Cancer Killing Combinations

Professor Paul Dent is committed to taking an idea from the bench to the bedside. He is doing just that by designing clinical trials that investigate how drugs can combine and synergise to kill tumour cells. Maximising the potential of cancer treatments Professor Paul...

Professor Karl Forchhammer – Awakening Sleeping Bacteria

Professor Karl Forchhammer and his colleagues analyse how cyanobacteria can survive and recover from long periods of starvation. They use the model strain Synechocystis PCC 6803, a non-diazotrophic, unicellular cyanobacterium. When deprived of a nitrogen source, the...

Professor Naoko Tanese – Huntingtin: Its Role In Gene Expression

Professor Naoko Tanese and her research team at New York University School of Medicine investigate transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulatory pathways. Specifically, Professor Tanese is interested in identifying the post-transcriptional functions of the...

Dr. Sharon Ruthstein – The Importance Of Copper In The Human Cell

Dr. Sharon Ruthstein researches the biological pathways involving metal ions, especially copper, by using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy. Here, she discusses the importance of copper in the human body and the implications for future diagnostic and...

The Small Business Administration

Small businesses are the creators of jobs and the driving force behind the US economy. Recognising this truth, the US government established the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 1953 in order to help Americans start and develop their own small businesses. As...

Dr. Elke Genersch – Molecular Perspectives On Bee Pathogens

With a solid career in human molecular medicine in her back pocket, Dr. Elke Genersch decided to put her skills to the test in another organism – the honeybee. Almost 15 years ago you decided to change the focus of your research from human to bee diseases. What...