I first met Lesley at ABZWISE, an unusual entrepreneurship programme for women in STEM, at the University of Aberdeen in 2012. Two key aspects of this workshop were characteristic of Lesley. Firstly, she doesn’t do bog-standard. Secondly, she loves to collaborate to spread knowledge and good practice.
Is it possible to work with autistic people in a regular workplace? – Project ‘Opportunity’ has proven that a controlled and thoughtful approach to integration can provide a company with valuable staff and autistic people with a job, purpose and satisfaction.
Novo Nordisk is a publicly listed pharmaceutical company whose origins date back into the 1920s. With the headquarter in its native Denmark, the company also has international production facilities and R&D centres in several countries, affiliates in 77 countries and a workforce of well over 42,000 staff. Diabetes care has always been an intense focus in Novo Nordisk’s history. Very recently […]
It may be hard to believe but a pharmacy talk can actually be entertaining. Prof Derek Stewart made sure of that whilst conveying some important key insights of his group’s research.
The findings of a recent research study have caused quite a bit of a stir in my social media streams. The study suggests that gender stereotypes surface at the age of 6. As a consequence, girls seem to think boys are the smart gender. The worry is that this leads to less girls and women choosing STEM (science – tech – engineering […]
Daclizumab, marketed as Zinbryta, was approved for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in the USA and Europe in summer 2016. Daclizumab has shown superior efficacy when compared to placebo and a standard treatment (AVONEX®, interferon beta-1a) and is believed to be on a par with other novel treatments. It is a once-monthly subcutaneous injection which the patient can administer themselves. This is quite convenient to […]
Elahe is originally from Iran, and I always find it fascinating to talk to her. Why? Because I can learn about an unfamiliar world. I don’t know an awful lot about Iran; just bits I snap up through the media. I can ask Elahe naïve questions without fear of judgement or ridicule. She dispels my misconceptions and widens my viewpoint. […]
It is a specialist skill to write in a manner that is accepted and credible in the academic realm. To complicate matters, different scientific journals have varying styles and expectations. The acceptance of a paper for publication does not only hinge on the brilliance of the scientific work, but also on the manner in which it is conveyed – the […]
After I tweeted about my recent post about Immunium, another Twitter user made me aware of iCancer. Why? – Because the clinical trial financed through the iCancer fundraising campaign used the Ad5PTDf35-adenovirus vector which Immunicum includes as one of their treatment platforms under development.