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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Making Babies and Getting Organised: Celebrating Hilde Mangold and Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch

Posted by on September 10th, 2020

In this episode we’re going back to the very beginning, telling the stories of the midwives of the field of developmental genetics, two talented researchers whose work helped to reveal the secrets of life in its very earliest stages: Hilde Mangold and Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch.

An interview with Caroline Dean

Posted by on August 18th, 2015

This interview first featured in Development.   Caroline Dean is a plant biologist based at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. She helped to establish Arabidopsis as a model plant organism, and has worked for many years on the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate vernalisation, the process by which plants accelerate their flowering after periods of[…]

On women

Posted by on July 16th, 2015

I first wrote this for an anonymous blog. After a nudge, I have decided to publish it here. Parts of it have been embellished to make the point in the name of journalistic integrity. Please forgive me if I cause any offence. None is intended.   This is the first entry of this blog, and[…]

An interview with Brigid Hogan

Posted by on July 11th, 2015

This interview was first published in Development.   Brigid Hogan is a developmental biologist who has worked extensively on the early stages of mouse development and is now unravelling the mysteries of lung organogenesis. She is the George Barth Geller Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center. Brigid is[…]

Soapbox Science on London’s South Bank – Using Flies to Fight Cancer

Posted by on March 14th, 2014

Soapbox Science follows the format of using historical areas for public debate, such as London Hyde Park’s Speakers Corner, providing a way of bringing scientists and their work to the public.  It strips away props such as powerpoint slides and encourages a dynamic dialogue between the scientist standing on a soapbox and the general public,[…]

Ada Lovelace Day

Posted by on October 6th, 2011

October 7 is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in science and technology. This international day to promote gender equality in these fields was first held in 2009, and is named after Ada Lovelace. Ada Lovelace is considered to be the world’s first computer programmer – although in the 19th century, they weren’t called “computers” yet! Ada[…]