What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am a Research Associate at the Department of Biochemistry and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. My research work is in structural biology of bacteria and I specialise in electron cryo-microscopy. I also teach biochemistry and genetics to first-year medical and veterinary students.

What are you excited about in science communication?

Scientists have a duty to communicate with the public about our work, and to do so effectively, responsibly and constructively. I am particularly interested in the socio-political dimension of this dialogue.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program?

I am passionate about promoting openness, transparency and access in scientific research and I believe that preprints are an ideal way to further this cause. I want to become a confident advocate for open science and to join a community of like-minded people!

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How to change a nappy in the dark.

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