Category Archives: 2014 speakers blog

Travels to the tropics and loving your subject area

Emily Bell (EB) is a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol. She studies the evolution of social behaviour in tropical wasps, spending most of her summers working out in the Republic of Panama with the … Continue reading

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Chemistry – simple building blocks to complex molecules

Charlotte Watson is a PhD student in the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. Here Charlotte, who is about to becoming Dr Watson, tells us about how her big brother got her hooked on chemistry at the age of 8. Come … Continue reading

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Ignore the chatter – if you really want the life of an academic, go and get it

Jenna Todd Jones is based at the School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol. Her research is attempting to uncover how the brain interprets the meaning of words in real time, as we read or hear them. Here, Jenna (JTJ) talks to … Continue reading

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Choosing Ecology

Dr Claire Asher (@claireasher) recently completed a PhD at the University of Leeds and the Zoological Society of London where she studied the social behaviour and genetics of a species of giant ant. She is currently working in knowledge exchange at … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to collaborate

Dr Helen Sheridan is based at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin . She undertakes original research in traditional medicine and development of new medicines using plants and cell cultures (plant, fungal and animal). Here, Helen (HS) talks to … Continue reading

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On the importance of doing your homework

Prof Yvonne Buckley is based at the School of Natural Sciences and Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, Trinity College Dublin. She is an ecologist, who seeks to understand the fundamental drivers of animal and plant population processes in a rapidly changing … Continue reading

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Venus in Berghaus

Dr Kate Hendry is Royal Society University Research Fellow and lecturer, in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. She is interested in modern biogeochemical cycling and past ocean processes, with a particular focus on biogenic opal and silicon … Continue reading

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Keep up the enthusiasm

Dr Natasha Stephen is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Natural History Museum & Imperial College London. She is a geologist, who has specialized in the study of extra-terrestrial rocks. Here, Natasha (NS) talks to Soapbox Science (SS) about her … Continue reading

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Getting the work-life balance right

Dr Isabel Pires is a lecturer in Biomedical Science and Group Leader at the University of Hull. Isabel’s research is all about understanding how cancer modifies the biology of normal cells, and how such modifications might be used to spot aggressive … Continue reading

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