Tracking life science stories from Down Under to Up North: we (S. & H.) are two life science graduates from the University of Oxford, now pursuing postgraduate degrees.
Upon graduating in 2014 we set up this site to follow science stories around the world, while making our topics accessible and (hopefully) engaging. We hope you enjoy our articles as much as we enjoy writing them and that you will be inspired to delve deeper into the fantastic world of science. We are happy to speak to prospective science students – if you have questions about studying life sciences at university, please get in touch!
H. is about to begin a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics at Imperial College, London. S. is beginning a PhD in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Cambridge and is funded by the British Heart Foundation. Views on this website and on Bio Detectives social media accounts (i.e. Twitter and Facebook) in no way represent views or advice from the BHF. Nor do we represent any official views from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge or Imperial College. It’s all us!
Our article on Women in Science won the Association of British Science Writers’ ‘Best Student Blog’ category in 2016 at the European Conference of Science Journalists in Manchester.
Since founding this website we’ve had some 15,000 unique visitors and around 70,000 views – we would welcome general feedback and suggestions for improvement. Some of our articles have been published elsewhere, including the popular sites Women’s Agenda, Science Book a Day and I Love My Science. We have also featured on a podcast for In The Abstract and published an article in Oxford’s science magazine Bang! Science magazine (see the ‘Women in Science’ issue). We were happy to co-write an article alongside the founder of debunking blog Scientific Blatherings.
S. was involved with the Sydney branch of ‘A Pint of Science’ in 2015, as well as the Cambridge Science Festival this year. She currently co-hosts the Blue Streak Science podcast each week alongside Jeff Goodwin, Kellie Vinal and Ivy Shih (all the science you can stand, and more).
We frequently publish guest posts by other Bio Detectives: our authors are dotted across the globe. If you are interested in guest writing for us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a tweet. We welcome pitches for potential articles and would be happy to discuss your ideas.
‘Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” – Albert Einstein
If Einstein said it, it must be right! Right?
H & S.