Articles

Filter
Age group
Topic
Filter

Showing 10 results from a total of 91

| Issue 11

Serendipity in life (and) science: Christian Mellwig

Life has a funny habit of turning out quite differently from what you expect. Take Christian Mellwig, for example. He explains to Vienna Leigh that he was determined that, whatever path he took in life, it wouldn’t be teaching.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Profiles
   

| Issue 9

Cornelius Gross: from the classroom to the laboratory

The majority of young scientists working in research have only ever been that – scientists. But Vienna Leigh reports how one group leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory started his career at the front of a classroom – and feels that his science benefits as a result.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Profiles
         

| Issue 8

Paul goes back to the classroom

As any teacher knows, the job isn’t exactly easy. So what makes a professional, experienced bioinformatician want to give up an established career to brave the front of a classroom? Vienna Leigh from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory investigates.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Profiles
             

| Issue 8

Locking the cradle

Winfried Weissenhorn’s group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Grenoble, France, has uncovered a possible way to tackle a range of dangerous viruses –by trapping them inside their cocoons. Claire Ainsworth investigates.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
             

| Issue 7

Fighting an old enemy: tuberculosis

Tuberculosis isn’t something Europeans normally worry about. But the disease is re-emerging and is resistant to many of our drugs. Claire Ainsworth describes how Matthias Wilmanns and his team are trying to hold the disease back.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
         

| Issue 7

The great migration

Why are cells like wildebeest? Laura Spinney investigates the migration of cells and the formation of organs, using the tiny and transparent zebrafish.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology
           

| Issue 7

Free online teaching materials

It can be difficult and time consuming to develop materials for really good science lessons. Many scientific research organisations, however, provide teaching resources, often designed together with teachers. Researchers provide scientific expertise and the teachers bring years of experience in the…

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 6

Nicky Mulder, bioinformatician

Have you ever wondered what bioinformatics is? Or what a bioinformatician does? Sai Pathmanathan and Eleanor Hayes talk to Nicky Mulder, a bioinformatician at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Profiles