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Felix Breyer — cell signalling student, handball player & coach

Felix Breyer, who studies cell signalling in Dundee, is passionate about handball. Apart from being a top-level player he has also spent innumerable hours as leader and organiser.

Atomic Size Matters–a doctoral thesis in comic book format

Atomic Size Matters (probably) represents the first doctoral thesis ever which is presented in a special comic book version. Veronica Berns, structural chemist from University of Wisconsin-Madison, wanted to make sure that her family and friends understood her research about quasicrystals.
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Time to enter the 2015 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

It’s time for the 8th year of the Dance Your Ph.D. contest. Crastina had a quick email correspondence with one of its founders, John Bohannon.

Beer loving academics out there: unite with #academicswithbeer!

With the hashtag #academicswithbeer, all the beer loving academics out there may now get in touch on Twitter. The initiative was taken by Elena Milani (@biomug) and Cristina Rigutto (@cristinarigutto) – two Italian academics with a passion for both beer and scicomm.

Swedish students inspire children to explore science in their book about Inga the Engineer

Andrea and Malin, students from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, inspires children to explore science, technology and innovation with their book Inga & Leo löser allt.

Inari Kolu—early career geneticist and experienced singer-songwriter

Inari Kolu: "Science & music both need determination and blind belief in yourself". Crastina presents the first of a series of interviews with young scientists who not only pursue a career in the academic world but who also are passionate about a side project.

Uma Nagendra, winner of the Dance Your Ph.D. Contest: “Trying to put your research in dance form can be a very valuable exercise.”

We are happy to present an interview with the winner of this year’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest, Uma Nagendra from University of Georgia.