In DNA-Robotics, we are dedicated to educate our Early Stage Researchers. But we are also dedicated about public outreach. Combining these two things, each of our 15 Early Stage Researchers will contribute with images or videos to our Online Science Exhibition aimed at a broad audience. Before our project ends by December 2021, our Online Science Exhibition will contain both cartoons, pictures, and videos all accompanied by easily understandable texts. Stay tuned!
Now that (almost) everyone has been introduced, it’s time to understand what this ITN is really about. Other posts in this blog already explained what kind of research we are doing (if you haven’t done it yet, read the amazing post by Yash ) and about our frustrating everyday life, but I wanted to cover something a bit different.
“Science – it works!” – Every time I see somebody wearing a T-shirt with a print like this I don’t know how to feel. In times of increasing scepticism towards established and well-studied matters ranging from global warming to vaccination, it is great to see people standing up for science and advertising its successes on their chest. At the same time, I jokingly think to myself that surely anyone who has ever done research can confirm that science does, in fact, not work. Sometimes it may even feel like the most reproducible thing about science is its ability to lead young researcher to the brink of despair. In this blog post, I would like to share my own experiences after one year in grad school, and how my greatest challenges so far were those I expected the least.
Namaste everyone! Remember me from the last post? The guy who got interviewed by Ellen, on The Ellen Show? In his dreams? Yeah, that was me (if not check it out here). So today I will be talking about some sciency stuff because our DNA Robotics consortium is themed on DNA Nanotechnology. So, let’s slide along the strands of Functional DNA Nanotechnology (awkward attempt at generating humour):
Now that we all were given the chance to introduce ourselves… let’s move for the series of free-topic posts! This is going to be interesting 😉
In this post I want to highlight why I think the research that all of us are doing here and therefore, my job, is essentialand why it should be supported more than ever.