Peer Review Week 2016

Peer Review Week 2016 21 September 2016 It’s Peer Review Week! This year we are celebrating the role that reviewers play in the process and how important it is that we #RecognizeReview. Many of the partners of Peer Review Week have illustrated how they #RecognizeReview and their commitment to improving that support. We think peer […]

IT Manager – Structural and Computational Biology Unit

  Job Description The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy). The Structural and Computational Biology Unit is looking for an IT Manager to […]

Healing the divide

At 6.30am, the Eyal border crossing is a picture of human misery. The official name is “border crossing”, but nobody uses this term. Israelis and Palestinians alike say “Makhsom” – meaning barrier or roadblock – which reveals the psyche of movement between Israel and the West Bank. Thousands of Palestinian workers, mainly men, who have […]


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Photonics

  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Photonics School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Faculty of Science UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and […]


Research Associate – Gergely Lab

  Research Associate (Fixed Term) – Gergely Lab £28,982-£37,768 Department/Location: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute Reference: SW10142 Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. As part of the University of […]

Evidence Matters

Evidence Matters 15 September 2016 We are making a case to parliamentarians, ministers and officials that evidence matters to the public, and that we expect politicians and civil servants to discuss it openly. Contrary to the views of some commentators, that the public only responds to emotional rhetoric and political soundbites, we’ve seen a very […]


Laboratory Head, Dynamic Imaging & Centre Manager

  The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Centre for Dynamic Imaging (CDI) aims to provide access to cutting edge microscopy services and expertise from across multiple disciplines as well as an education program to train our next generation of researchers, so we can foster innovation in biological imaging. Investment in the strategy will profoundly improve […]

2 PhD students (m/f)

The German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbrücke is a member of the Leibniz Association and part of the Berlin-Brandenburg scientific community of biomedical research institutions. Its mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the fields of obesity and diabetes, and the molecular biology of healthy aging food choice behavior ( The institute […]

Why isn't there a gene for depression?

Depression is sometimes categorised as a mental, rather than a physical illness – as though somehow mental health is different from physical health. But the brain is not a magical black box inside your head. It is an organ, just like the heart or lungs, made up of cells and supplied with blood. These brain […]

Stop making health and well-being a moral issue

  Applying a human moral construct to nature by dividing foods and lifestyles into good and bad is misleading. In reality, nothing in nature is either good or bad. For instance, our bodies need cholesterol for a variety of important purposes, while exercise and sports can be dangerous and even capable of ending our lives […]

The man who gave himself away

  Laura met George in the pages of Reader’s Digest. In just a couple of column inches, she read an abridged version of his biography and was instantly intrigued. In the 1960s, apparently, egotistical scientist George Price discovered an equation that explained the evolution of altruism, then overnight turned into an extreme altruist, giving away […]