RMS Course – The Big Freeze: A Course in Cryo Techniques for Electron Microscopy

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Date: 6th – 11th April 2014

Location: Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

This popular RMS course covers all aspects of cryo-techniques for electron microscopy and is aimed at biological sciences, but the methods can be transferred to other fields. The intensive five day course teaches sample preparation and cryo-microscopy techniques for both scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Participants from both academia and industry who wish to learn new skills or update their knowledge are encouraged to attend. (more…)

Real Life Maths – STEM Ambassadors


To help encourage more girls to study and enjoy maths, STEMNET sought out six diverse and inspirational women, who are STEM Ambassadors, to talk about the importance that maths plays in their role on an everyday basis.  Their stories are intended to engage young people’s interest, motivate their future development and develop excitement about the diversity of future career opportunities available through the application of maths. (more…)

Daphne Jackson Trust opportunity at John Innes Centre, Norfolk

Applications are invited for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the John Innes Centre at the Norwich Research Park.  The scientific research at the Centre makes use of a wide range of disciplines in the biological and chemical sciences, including cell biology, computational and mathematical biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics and molecular biology. As an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research in plant and microbial science, the John Innes Centre encourages flexible working to aid career development. (more…)

WISE Leadership Training for Women in STEM


10th January 2014, London

This is an exciting opportunity for individual women to benefit from expert leadership training designed to be life changing and inspirational. Meet fellow professionals; enjoy an empowering experience and return to work ready to take on anything! This one day course is designed for women at the early stages of their career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), and takes place on Friday 10th January in central London at the IBM South Bank from 10am (arrival from 9.30am) until 5pm. (more…)

Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunities at the University of Leicester


Daphne Jackson Fellowship Opportunities at the University of Leicester Looking for the opportunity to get back into research?

Applications are invited for two sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships to be hosted and half sponsored by the University of Leicester. Facilitated by the Daphne Jackson Trust, the remaining funding will be matched with another suitable sponsor. (more…)

Genetic Engineering 2014, San Antonio, USA


The 2nd International Conference on Genetic Engineering & Genetically Modified Organisms (Genetic Engineering-2014) is going to be held from August 11-13, 2014 in San Antonio, USA.

This conference will focus to provide a platform for scientists, professors, research scholars, postgraduate & graduate students, delegates and representatives from leading life science industries to discuss and share the recent research and developments in Genetic Engineering. The new program will involve speaker & poster sessions, workshops, symposiums, exhibitions, and roundtable discussions. (more…)

Cancer Research UK – Science Communications Manager


Science Communications Manager – SCI00307

London-London – Angel Head Office

Part Time 21 hours per week
Circa £31,000 – £36,700 pro rata p.a. inclusive
Closing date – 8th May 2013
Are you a passionate and creative science communicator?

At Cancer Research UK, we are a collective force, leading pioneering life saving research in the relentless fight against all cancers. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. (more…)

The complexity of TB diagnosis: Can chemistry contribute? June Workshop at Bangor University

The complexity of TB diagnosis: Can chemistry



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Friday the 21st of June 2013


Bangor University

School of Chemistry

The Orton Lecture Theatre

Bangor University

LL57 2UW


Supported by the Chemistry Biology Interface Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry

This workshop is aimed to highlight the novel research that is taking place at the interface between biology and chemistry; whilst enhancing the possibilities to network on a regional and international level with regards to the detection of TB.

The WHO has identified a critical need for a point of care sensor for the detection of TB that works in patients co-infected with HIV, and have suggested that multiplex assays offer a likely solution.

The workshop will pull together experts in the field of the detection of TB. The meeting is hoped to generate new research collaborations and future funding applications.

A full program will follow shortly.


For more information please contact:

 [email protected]
Direct Line: 0044 1248 383741   (more…)

New Lectureship in Science Communication – UCL


The Science and Technology Studies department at UCL is delighted to announce a new Lectureship in Science Communication. The field of specialisation within science communication is open, but we have a strong preference for the convergence of two types of expertise. First, (1) science communication and public engagement in the sphere of science writing, and (2) science and technology studies as they relate to the natural sciences, as practiced at UCL. Expertise in communication theory, and journalism more generally, are additional essential elements for this post. (more…)

Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop 26-28 June 2013

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Therapeutic Tolerance Workshop 26-28 June 2013

In June 2013 we will host the third international workshop on Clinical Therapeutic Tolerance.  The first, in June 2005 was entitled ‘Therapeutic Tolerance: Myth or Reality?’  In 2009 we entitled our workshop ‘Therapeutic Tolerance: Closer to Reality?’  For 2013 we have put together a further exciting programme, when we can start to discuss our attempts to induce and to measure therapeutic tolerance in the clinic. We have invited speakers from across the autoimmunity, transplantation and allergy fields and our provisional programme is attached. (more…)

Engineer Your Career!

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Sagent Engineering Recruitment Joins the Global Marathon for Women in Engineering and Technology

March 6th to 8th, 2013

During March 6th – 8th, 2013, the Global Marathon becomes a place for connecting women in engineering and technology who “meet” via live Internet chats, telephone conversations, webcasts and live events. The Marathon provides a platform to support and unite women in the fields of engineering and technology, and culminates on International Women’s Day.

Sagent Recruitment is a wholly women-owned engineering recruitment company, placing both women and men in the aerospace, defence, automotive and energy industries. Across the three days of the Marathon, you can get career advice from one of our Directors, Michele Garrigan and Greet Brosens, and form your ‘Career Elevator Pitch’: a professional summary to get you noticed.

Greet and Michele can help you sharpen your message, clarify your career objectives, and answer any questions you have about today’s engineering job market. Call +44 (0)207 071 5156 any time between 9 am and 5 pm (GMT) on March 6th, 7th or 8th for a conversation about how to promote yourself professionally and improve your career prospects.

Learn more about Sagent at www.sagentrecruitment.com. This career service is free for all women engineers….let’s talk! (more…)

An Increase in Funding and Accredited Colleges Grant Many Students Access to College


Mums in Science reader Rachel Higgins details how shifts in educational demographics in the U.S. and across Europe have made it easier for women in all stages of life to gain access to university learning, particularly in the maths and sciences. Ms. Higgins writes around the web about such things as how to find an accredited online college. Her thoughts below add to conversations this blog has previously held about learning stereotypes and how to change them. (more…)

Why Reading Matters

[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/QdwFFFBCPzw”] The science of reading is explored in this documentary and is expounded by writer Rita Carter. She cites how the activity helps our brain unlock its full potential and she also delves on the effects of digital revolution to how much men value reading today.