“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.
Hi there! My name is Joakim and since this is my first post on this blog I’ll give you an introduction to who I am and how I got here.
My name is Karol Kołątaj, and I am a member of the DNA-Robotics ITN in the group of Prof. Tim Liedl. In this very first blog I would like to introduce myself, and briefly show you how and why I am the part of this great project.