MicrobeBlog The annual EMI lecture 2017 was presented by Professor Rino Rappuoli, Chief Scientist & Head of External Research and Development (R&D) at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Vaccines. Known globally for his work in vaccines and immunology, he co-founded the field of cellular microbiology, a discipline combining cell biology and microbiology. He also pioneered the genomic approach… Read More 2017 EMI lecture by Rino Rappuoli
Here’s a thing I did earlier this year with musician Ceylan Hay: Inspired by conversations with me about my research on Listeria monocytogenes, Ceylan composed this fabulous piece of music with its accompanying story.
I’ve just written this piece for The Conversation and because they publish all articles under a Creative Commons licence, I am able to republish it here. If you prefer, you can read it on The Conversation’s website here. To avoid antibiotic apocalypse, we need to diagnose infections faster Clare Taylor, Edinburgh Napier University You… Read More To avoid antibiotic apocalypse, we need to diagnose infections faster
It is with geat excitement that I see the call for this year’s Soapbox Science speakers has now gone out! I’m excited because the event is coming to Edinburgh, and I am excited because I am co-ordinating the event. I’ve recruited a fab committee to help with collegaues from Edinburgh Napier University and University of… Read More Soapbox Science comes to Edinburgh!
I am ‘performing’ in two shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The shows are part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, curated by Beltane and FairPley. All shows will take place at the Stand in the Square (Venue 372) at 15.00 throughout the Fringe. My two shows are: Sunday 9 August @15.00 GM Bacteria… Read More #EdFringe #CODI15
Fowl play? (sorry…) Poor old poulty and fowl, it’s not been a good couple of weeks for them. Early last week, news of bird flu hit the headlines, and yesterday, Campylobacter is causing concern. The Guardian calls it the “Dirty chicken scandal“, and one food expert has called for a boycott of chicken. So… Read More Birds & bugs
Last night, I had the privilege of being on the judging panel for the Edinburgh heat of Famelab 2015. It was a real pleasure seeing 13 budding science communicators take to the stage and engage us with their love of science, technology or engineering in just 3 minutes! Amongst the things we heard about were… Read More Edinburgh heats: Famelab 2015