Posted on 25 March 2021
Congratulations to Andrew Holding who has been awarded funding from the Biochemical Society to run training and an online event around the diversity of what makes a scientist and what a lab is.
As we grow up, the first way many of us meet science is as a series of amazing facts and figures. Rules that govern how the universe works. Exciting, vibrant and full of wonder. Yet, the first time anyone steps into the lab, the universe will immediately make clear it has other ideas. Basic and simple experiments, often inexplicably fail, while things that everyone thought impossible suddenly turn out to be possible.
Tales from the Lab aims to unlock these journeys and provide insight into the people behind the science. Dispel the idea of the lone genius and normalise that failure is part of everyday life. Through the medium of storytelling, the events will bring together scientists to promote our diverse set of backgrounds and for them to talk and laugh about the experiences that shaped them.
We’re looking for scientists of all backgrounds and experiences to tell their stories and challenge the traditional ideas of what a scientist should look like, and what a lab is.