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What do We Lose if We Lose Access to the ERC?

This week I was in Brussels in my capacity as a Scientific Council Member of the European Research Council. One of the roles we are all expected to fulfil from time to time is as observer of the various panels … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond a Silo Mentality

Wherever I turn currently I seem to come up against the questions that assessing interdisciplinary research throws up. Nature recently had a special issue highlighting some of the challenges and rewards, but taking a very broad brush approach. Its editorial … Continue reading

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Attacks on the Royal Society Miss the Point

This post was originally posted at ScienceGrrl. Another year, another occasion to thump the Royal Society for the make-up of its new fellows. This time it was Nature that screamed ‘Royal Society still trails the US National Academy in female … Continue reading

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The Players in Physics Meets Biology

Today has been an interesting day at the Physics Meets Biology meeting, I mentioned a couple of days ago.  The talks were diverse as one would expect from the community ranging from insect adhesion (Matthew Anyon from Hull), through the … Continue reading

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