Antibacterial Resistance: We Are Already at War

I just finished reading a most interesting C&EN (Chemical and Engineering News) report about antibacterial resistance. As somebody that has worked in the field and that has a personal interest in the subject, I believe that everyone should be made … Read More »

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Zika Virus Might Target Development in Neural Stem Cells

The Zika virus, first isolated about ten years ago in Uganda, is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, which are the same responsible for spreading chikungunya and dengue viruses. The virus can spread from mother to child and on rare occasions through … Read More »

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Life Sciences – Writers Wanted

We are looking for people from the pharmaceutical, medical biotechnology, medical technology and industrial biotechnology sectors to share their career stories that will help to inspire others to consider a career in life science. Ideally you will have worked in either academia or Industry … Read More »

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Scientific Outreach: So Many Reasons to Bother

How many times I have found myself at a party with friends being asked “so, what is it exactly that you do?”. As scientists, we are generally both excited, and at the same time daunted by the possibility of finding … Read More »

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Data-publishing for Better Science

As a winner of the Publishing better science through better data Naturejobs competition (you can find my winning entry here), I had the honour to participate to the Scientific Data conference held in London last week and to report on the … Read More »

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Biocatalysis: Harnessing the Power of the Enzymes

“Enzymes are in many ways the most powerful of the catalysts. Life on this planet is possible thanks to the presence of a multitude of enzymes evolved by nature to be perfectly efficient and to allow for very selective transformations. … Read More »

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Interview With The Fruit Fly Expert

I never worked with (or thought a lot about) fruit flies. At least until I moved to Montreal and I met Dr. Chiara Gamberi. Chiara and I work in the same Biochemistry Department of Université de Montréal. There are at … Read More »

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Ribo-T: the protein factory of the future

Synthetic biology practitioners look at biological life as engineers would look at an ensemble of complex microscopic machines made of biological parts and engines. I recently published a blog post on the Huffington Post scientific section that speaks more in … Read More »

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Medical writing – getting to the hard facts

Medical writing is one of the most common job titles you might hear under the banner of science communication. In reality, it covers a multitude of possibilities depending on the type of company you work for. A variety of companies … Read More »

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Chemistry: let’s make the public love it!

I recently read a very interesting report on a research study carried out by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and I would like to bring your attention to it. As a chemist by training, I have always believed public … Read More »

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