The four Biotechnology lenses.

I am the module leader of a third year biotechnology module, in which we cover topics from bioremediation to genome editing and synthetic biology. Biotechnology advances rely on innovative thinking, and being able to make new and unexpected connections between …

From Brookfield’s Lenses to four Biotechnology Lenses – learning how to think innovatively? Read more »

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As part of my new lecturer role, I am completing the  Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE).  Our first formative assignment was to write a reflective statement. I used the suggested format of reflecting on my own experiences as learner, …

Reflections on learning and teaching biology in formal and informal settings Read more »

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I give a lot of talks and  workshops on how scientists/researchers/academics can use social media in a professional context. Two questions that regularly pop up are, for which purposes I use the different platforms, and how much time I spend on social …

How I use social media: LinkedIn (Part 1) Read more »

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Author: Jeremie Tisseau,

A while ago, I read an interesting blog post by Kirk Englehardt, reflecting on why many researchers are still reluctant to use social media in their daily work. Kirk lists his top ten of reasons that make it worth-while for …

Spread your wings and tweet – three tips for getting ‘unstuck’ Read more »

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