Thinking about ‘awards’… (#CNMAC13)

As “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” blares out of my TV, I’m reminded that I started a blog post post-CNMAC13, as a number of us discussed whether there is any value in awards. There’s usually many comments as the celebrities go into the jungle that we don’t know who they are – ‘celebrity’ is a fickle beast … they become famous (again) for being ‘a celebrity’… we’re very fickle, us Brits though, Continue Reading →

Credit for Science Work?

This was an interesting article… as someone who enjoys working in a  team… but also wants credit for my work, I’m not sure this only applies to the sciences: Professor Hoffmann, an emeritus distinguished class research director with the French National Research Agency (CNRS) in Strasbourg, shared half this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with US immunologist Bruce Beutler “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity”. But, as reported in Times Higher Continue Reading →