In the final week of an internship with the KEC team, intern Catherine wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the last few months and my experience doing a virtual internship.
Katherine Fletcher, former Babraham Institute PhD. student and member of the Florey Group talks about her experience and the knowledge gained from attending a science policy conference.
On the 13th of March the Babraham Institute organised the discussion event “Genome Editing – How far should we go?”. Carolyn Rogers, a 1st year PhD student in Anne Corcoran's group, was one of the Institute’s researchers facilitating the table discussions.
James Tooze, Policy Officer at the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), takes up the reigns in this latest KEC post. In his guest blog, James tells us about the partnership between CaSE and the Babraham Institute and explains why scientists’ engagement in policy is so important.
As one of the sponsors of the first National Post Doc meeting held in Cambridge recently, Babraham Institute are proud to report on the success of the event. BI Post doc and co-organiser, Dr Sven Sewitz, shares his view of the event and tells us what plans are in store for next year.
There has never been a better time for scientists to engage in policy. In times of snap elections, BREXIT and changing governments overseas, the need for scientific input and evidence has never been greater. But what are the global and local opportunities for influencing policy and how can scientists get involved? In this blog, our Knowledge Exchange Manager, shares her account of recent policy engagements through conference and parliamentary events and highlights what these could lead to in the future.
Babraham researchers joined the March for Science rally in London. In the following blog, PhD researcher from the Reik Lab, Julia Spindel shares her experience of the event: