SpookyScience: Could we all turn into vampires?

SpookyScience: Could we all turn into vampires?

Happy Halloweenย ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท! . Pumpkinsย ๐ŸŽƒ, ghostsย ๐Ÿ‘ป, spidersย ๐Ÿ•ท, witchesย ๐ŸŒ’ย and the undeadย โšฐ For one day each year they fill you with dreadย ๐Ÿฆ‡ . But no matter what hauntingย ๐Ÿ‘ปย and creepyย ๐Ÿ•ทย things fill you with fearย ๐Ÿ‘€ For this yearโ€™sย ๐ŸŽƒย Spooky Science๐Ÿ’€ย post thereโ€™s something I want you to hear . They hide in the shadows and long for the light For they are [...]

Guest blog: Spot the Difference – Bake Off vs Medicinal Chemistry

Guest blog: Spot the Difference – Bake Off vs Medicinal Chemistry

The Great British Bake Off is a TV staple for most of us Brits - and further afield now it is on Netflix! But I often find myself in the lab following a protocol and comparing it to following your favourite recipe. There seems to be a load of similarities between following a recipe and [...]

What happens in our bodies when we laugh? – Comedy Central Live 2018

What happens in our bodies when we laugh? – Comedy Central Live 2018

Celebrity gossip time! Oxygen and magnesium are dating! . . OMg! . In other news, Einstein has finally finished that theory about space he has been working on. . . It's about time too! . Anyone know how you plan a space party? . . Well, I guess you just plan-et! . Okay, okay! I'm [...]

Guest blog: My Summer as a Science Communication Intern

Guest blog: My Summer as a Science Communication Intern

Anyone that knows me will know that I have a serious case of wanderlust. I am always looking for the next place I can visit and saving up for those flights and excursions to capture those photos & moments that will last a lifetime. But you all also know that I love science communication. Scicomm [...]

What is it like to do Soapbox Science? Bournemouth 2018

What is it like to do Soapbox Science? Bournemouth 2018

Back in June, I took part in my first ever live science outreach event. It was Soapbox Science in Brighton. But fast forward a few months, and I received an email asking me to fill in for someone who had dropped out of the Bournemouth event, which just happened to be the day after I [...]

Guest blog: 5 tips to create a work/life balance outside of the lab

Guest blog: 5 tips to create a work/life balance outside of the lab

Back in April, you might remember that I was honoured to win two UK blog awards and from that I had the pleasure of being introduced to and meeting many more incredible and inspiring bloggers from around the country. One of those was today's guest blogger Gemma! I love having guest post on my blog [...]

Inspiring future women in STEM: Barbie & Tynker’s #YouCanBeAnything campaign

Inspiring future women in STEM: Barbie & Tynker’s #YouCanBeAnything campaign

After 4 years studying for my molecular biology undergrad, and now 4 years trying to get my PhD, what would you say if I told you that one of my favourite and my best subject at school was French? I loved going to every single French lesson I had doing literature reviews and writing essays [...]