Scientific literacy – why is it important and how do we increase it?

As a biomedical researcher I do things at work that would make a lot of people raise their eyebrows.  To make an antibiotic resistant bacterium for example takes less than 24 hours. Clone a gene? No problem, I can do that as well! Or what about manipulating the behaviour of human cells? Easy, takes only a few days.… Read More Scientific literacy – why is it important and how do we increase it?

My big revelation: the importance of extracurricular activities and its amazing consequences

For many students extracurricular activities are something that is as important as their studies. Many find it natural to take part in activities or events (not hobbies) that are related to school but not necessarily directly related to their studies.  In my case, I unfortunately have to admit that during my entire undergrad period as… Read More My big revelation: the importance of extracurricular activities and its amazing consequences