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13 Jun 2017

We met up earlier in Aberdeen to discuss 'delivering research to society', the focus of the EASTBIO Annual Symposium (11-12 June 2017). How apt then to receive fresh news about our very own David Walker and his latest impact podcast!

Dave, third-year PhD student at the University of St Andrews and an EASTBIO student rep (2014-2015), spoke on the 10th of June to Julie Ann Lough from NeuroEndoNow, 'the pulse for neuroendocrinologists', an impact-focused website supported by the International Journal of Neuroendocrinology. The impact case regards Dave's research, using Japanese Quails to understand impacts of pre- and post-natal stress.

Listen to his podcast here.

29 May 2017

Hamish Todd, second-year EASTBIO student, presents Virus, the Beauty of the Beast - an interactive documentary on Friday, 30 June 2017 at The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Viruses, in spite of the pain they cause us, are some of the most beautiful creatures in the world, covered in varied and intricate patterns - the patterns on Zika virus actually have connections to medieval Islamic art.

'Virus, the Beauty of the Beast' is a documentary, three years in the making, about the patterns we find in the shapes of viruses, and how understanding them can help us fight those viruses. It has a particular focus on HIV, Zika virus, and Hepatitis and, by using animation and simulation, it explores what the patterns tell us about viruses, but also what they tell us about the human designs that they appear in (buildings, golf/foot/zorbing balls, origami, gamma ray and neutrino detectors, alloys, and more).