Reciprocal Space

Blog: Reciprocal Space

Stephen Curry is an award-winning* scientist and Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial College, London. He uses X-rays to tease out the three-dimensional structures of biological molecules in atomic detail, working primarily on proteins used by RNA viruses such as foot-and-mouth disease virus.

The aim of Stephen’s blog is to tell the story of what it’s like to work in science in the UK in the 21st Century, to explore the larger social and political responsibilities of being a scientist and to allow him to expound, more or less randomly, on matters that may be only loosely related to science. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Biochemist, at Lablit and in the Open Laboratory anthologies of the best science blogging in 2008 and 2009. He also produces still and moving pictures.

Stephen also enjoys history and the arts, but knows very little about either.

*Egg-and-spoon race, All Saints Primary School, 1968;
“I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!” Imaging Zone winner, 2010