A brief introduction to the Middlesbrough Meteorite

This week I have decided to do things a little differently and, rather than giving a recap on what I have been up to, I am going to give you the story behind one of the coolest items in the Yorkshire Museum collection -- the Middlesbrough Meteorite. I have become involved in it this week… Continue reading A brief introduction to the Middlesbrough Meteorite

Week 3 – Outreach, GoPros and dogs at polling stations

I am writing this post a little behind schedule after a busy weekend hosting various Swimming & Water Polo events (shameless plug for how amazing the Club is for being shortlisted for Club of the Year and Campaign of the Year, in part due to the fantastic #UYSWCvCancer fundraising). All ready for the arrival and… Continue reading Week 3 – Outreach, GoPros and dogs at polling stations

Week 2 with the YMT science team

I can't believe I am two weeks through my placement already! I'm having the best time and I'm learning so much fossil-related information that I do sometimes feel like my biologist brain might explode! I was only in for four days this week because ofΒ the bank holiday. My favourite day was spent going through a… Continue reading Week 2 with the YMT science team

Dinosaur prints and other fossils: my first week at the Yorkshire Museum

A key part of my PhD is a three month work placement (PIPS) which you can take anywhere you choose. I decided to go to the Yorkshire Museum because I'm super keen on science communications and I thought a place such as a museum would provide a really interesting take on it. I started this… Continue reading Dinosaur prints and other fossils: my first week at the Yorkshire Museum

Communication and networking

Last week I traveled from York to Birmingham to attend my first meeting with the Microbiology Society Early Career Microbiologist (ECM) executive committee (bit of a mouthful..!). I officially started as Communications Representative this month and other than a Skype conversation I was yet to meet the rest of the committee. I was a little… Continue reading Communication and networking

Possible treatment for Neglected Tropical Diseases announced

Four for the price of one? This week Nature announced a paper that made a huge claim. A potential drug had been designed to treat four diseases that between them are responsible for 50000 deaths each year. Approximately 20 million people are affected by one of these conditions yet the discovery passed without so much… Continue reading Possible treatment for Neglected Tropical Diseases announced