Tag: freelance

The 2015 International Brain Informatics and Health Conference

The 2015 International Brain Informatics and Health Conference

On August 30th and 31st, 2015, I┬áput my brain to the test. I spent the two days immersing myself in brain informatics at the 2015 International Brain Informatics and Health Conference in London, writing for the event blog. The event was hosted at the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London, which tuned out to …

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Nature: Q&A with Roberto Kolter

Nature: Q&A with Roberto Kolter

A microbiologist dispenses career advice for his postdocs, but they had better bring their own funding. Roberto Kolter has been hiring postdocs for 3 decades. In that time, he’s seen which postdocs do well and which don’t. With the way science funding is going, and how the competition for professor and tenure-track positions is going, …

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Nature: Q&A with Charles Michener: A life with bees

Nature: Q&A with Charles Michener: A life with bees

Charles Michener shares his passion for bees in this Q&A, as well as how he’s seen the research field and the bee population change over the last 80 years. As part of this week’s Nature Outlook supplement on bees I had the opportunity to interview Professor Charles Michener on his life with bees. For the …

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Nature: Bees: Meet our prime pollinators

Nature: Bees: Meet our prime pollinators

Bees do far more than just make honey. Globally, the 25,000 or so bee species play a crucial part in crop production and in promoting biodiversity. This month Nature Outlooks published a supplement focussed on bees. As part of the supplement I worked on the infographic, Meet our prime pollinators, giving an overview of the …

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Nature: Mental health: Stressed students reach out for help

Nature: Mental health: Stressed students reach out for help

My first piece for Nature Careers,┬áMental health: Stressed students reach out for help, explores how graduate students struggling with the stresses of their work and lives can tap into multiple avenues of support. These avenues include those grass-roots initiatives set up by students themselves based on their own experiences. As a rather sensitive topic, I …

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Nature: Biomaterials: Learning from nature’s best

Nature: Biomaterials: Learning from nature’s best

For the Biomaterials supplement produced by the Nature Outlook team, I worked on an infographic that provided an overview for the rest of the supplement on biomaterials research. The piece, Learning from nature’s best, is a more playful 101 inforgraphic compared to others that the Outlooks team have produced. With a comic book style theme, …

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Nature: Science budget: Funding by numbers

Nature: Science budget: Funding by numbers

My first piece of freelance work for Nature magazine was to put together the facts and figures for an inforgraphic that would become part of a Nature Outlook supplement called Assessing Science: focusing on how Australia and New Zealand assess their research. It was an interesting piece to work on, and very intensive as a …

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