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Jess Devonport, external communications executive at NICE, celebrates the achievements of Rosalind Franklin and her place in our poll of the top ten biologists who’ve changed the world. “We wish to discuss a structure for the salt of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA).” James Watson and Frances Crick wrote, “This structure has novel features which are of … Continue reading
John Rhodes, immunologist and author of a new book about Edward Jenner and vaccination, The End of Plagues: The Global Battle Against Infectious Disease, pays tribute to Jenner. Jenner won a place in our online poll in June to find the top ten biologists who had changed the world as part of our hertiage focused … Continue reading
To celebrate the place of Alfred Russel Wallace in the top ten biologists who’ve changed the world, Dr Elizabeth Rollinson, executive secretary at the Linnean Society writes about his achievements. Alfred Russel Wallace was a naturalist and explorer, born in 1823 in Usk, Wales. In 1852, he began a correspondence with Charles Darwin that would … Continue reading
To celebrate the place of Sir Alec Jeffreys Hon FRSB in the top ten biologists who’ve changed the world, Alastair Stewart, communications and press manager at the Biochemical Society, writes about the achievements of one of their most celebrated members. Listen to Sir Alec Jeffreys being interviewed by Professor Alison Woollard FRSB at the RSB’s … Continue reading
by Anita Sedgwick, project officer for Biology: Changing the World. The winners of the project’s ‘top ten’ poll were announced on the 9th June, and included Anthony Carlisle. Naked guardsmen and gothic novels aren’t the things that spring to mind when you’re first asked to think of a typical surgeon, but then Anthony Carlisle was far … Continue reading
Guest blogger Chloe Warren investigates the fascinating history and evolution of make up, leading to the popularity of cosmetics in modern society. Applying make up can be part of a daily routine for many of us. What you may not be aware of is the history and science behind staples like eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.
By Natasha Neill, executive officer at the Society of Biology Our new project “Biology: Changing the World” has had a busy start and the past few weeks have seen great engagement from the public and our member organisations. The project really seems to have hit upon a popular theme and I’ve been amazed at the … Continue reading