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Everyone is invited to the science party

Dallas Campbell is a well-known science populariser and, this month, will be a key speaker at the Scientific Laboratory Show talking about society’s relationship with science, technology and engineering. We caught up with him in a make-up chair as he prepared for his latest TV series geared towards bringing science to the masses…

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The art of the matter

Last month we chatted with Dr Iris Salecker of the Visual Circuit Assembly Laboratory to find out what happened when she let an artist loose in her lab… this month we meet that very artist. The brilliant Helen Pynor tells us about new perspectives, imagination and performing biology

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When two worlds collide

Last month the Deconstructing Patterns exhibition opened at the Francis Crick Institute in London aiming to fuse the worlds of art and science. We caught up with Dr Iris Salecker of the Visual Circuit Assembly Laboratory to find out what science can learn from art…

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A bastion of collaboration

In January of next year, Professor Edith Heard will take on one of the most important jobs in European science – Director General of EMBL. Here she talks interdisciplinary science at a time of increasing specialisation, epigenetics and, of course, Brexit…

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