Science, discussed.

Synthetic biology, what are you?

“Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering.” That’s the first sentence in Wikipedia’s article on synthetic biology. While this sounds simple enough, it has huge implications. Biology as a science … Continue reading

18/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Why I won’t go to the #ScienceMarch

This is a difficult post to write. Not because I am not sure about what I think and feel but because many scientists have tried to express their worries with … Continue reading

01/03/2017 · 2 Comments

Data mining & image-based phenotyping: The fight against plant disease

Current predictions for food security in the year 2050 look pretty dire to be honest. If the global population reaches the forecasted ~9 billion, then our overall food production will somehow … Continue reading

02/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Beyond the STEM pipeline

I haven’t written a post in a long time. Also I have struggled a lot on what to write and how to talk about it. But I have finally settled … Continue reading

26/01/2017 · Leave a comment

One assembly standard to rule them all?

Do you remember, what you have been doing in 2003? I was 14, hanging out in a German High School and having a lot of different things in my mind … Continue reading

12/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Nobel Prize Data Viz: The Fast and The Spurious

Another year, another group of Nobel Laureates: I’d like to take you on a brief tour of this famous data set from the basic to the absurd…

06/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Authors Contribution Statement: Essential or Redundant?

More than a year ago, I asked Twitter what people thought of the Authors Contribution Statement on scientific papers. Science Publishing Survey: How much do you value the ‘Authors Contribution’ … Continue reading

25/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Academia no more: 1.5 years on

In April 2015, I wrote Academia no more about the reasons that brought me to leave Academia for a job in Industry. PHD Comics: Academic Deadlines by Jorge Cham / PhD Comics … Continue reading

21/09/2016 · Leave a comment

#historyfunfact : Intelligent Design and Rejection of Evolution have a long History on the Education of American boys and girls

One of the many books I am reading right know is called “The Science Education of American Girls” from a historical perspective by Kim Tolley. Though I have found many of … Continue reading

29/02/2016 · Leave a comment

On finding my own way

It’s been a long time since I have written here. Turns out planning a wedding and finishing a semester in gradschool is enough to keep you wishing for more hours … Continue reading

29/01/2016 · 1 Comment


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