In conversation with Professor Sara Mole: gender equality, Athena Swan, intersectionality, mentorship and much much more

Last week, chief Editor Laure Mourgue d’Algue sat down for a (virtual) conversation with UCL’s Professor Sara Mole. Sara is Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, an MRC LMCB group leader and Head of Section for Inborn Errors of Metabolism at UCL GOS Institute for Child Health. She is also UCL Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality. … Continue reading In conversation with Professor Sara Mole: gender equality, Athena Swan, intersectionality, mentorship and much much more

Recentering and Recognising: “Decolonizing the Medical Curriculum”

Sarah is a final year medical student at UCL, who joined “Decolonizing the Medical Curriculum” after finishing her IBSC in Medical Anthropology. Sarah’s involvement in DtMC started when she got in touch with UCLMS faculty about integrating anthropology into the curriculum, which led to a journey of critically examining the medical curriculum and eventually finding … Continue reading Recentering and Recognising: “Decolonizing the Medical Curriculum”

From Bench to Bedside- a conversation with Professor Benny Chain

In 2010, Professor Benny Chain contributed to the development of a PhD program “From Bench to Bedside”, which has since ceased  to operate. Curious about this initiative, and Benny’s thoughts on clinical awareness within the life sciences, we were lucky to have a conversation with him about it, and many other things!   Laure Mourgue … Continue reading From Bench to Bedside- a conversation with Professor Benny Chain

A Proposal for a Modular Grant System

By Alexis Gkantiragas. Research grants are the primary way for scientists to obtain funding to conduct experiments. Funds from universities are usually small, and industry sponsors will often only fund relatively narrow projects that deliver commercial benefit. Thus, it is not surprising that writing effective grant proposals is considered to be a vital skill for … Continue reading A Proposal for a Modular Grant System