Spring has finally come, and everywhere you look flowers are beginning to bloom. But, how on earth do plants know its spring and that its time to start flowering?
Did you know that a lot of our most common medicines are plant-based in origin?Continue reading “Natures Medicine Box”
Plant science. This is a area of science that I have grown to love, and one in which I would like to continue my scientific career. But for me, this wasn’t always the case.
It is time you to meet another scientist this week I would like to introduce you to Eirini Xemantilotou who is a 3rd year PhD student at the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute.Continue reading “Meet the Scientist- Eirini Xemantilotou”
Before Christmas I was given the opportunity to write a post for The Biochemist Blog- check it out via the link below!
By Erica Hawkins, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Plant science is a lot more important than you realise. It has often been cast as cell biology’s less exciting sibling. What is the point of studying root growth, flowering or stomatal aperture? There are way more important things to be researching… aren’t there?
Since starting up on instagram I have had quite a few questions about my project- and about why I am working with human cells when I am a plant biologist! So, in this weeks post I am going to talk to you a bit more about my PhD research.
11th February is the international day of women and girls in science. For this day, I wanted to share with you 15 women of Science that you should know about. All these women have contributed to science in amazing ways- from breaking down barriers in the sciences, to making outstanding discoveries in their fields. These women have, and will continue to inspire women to pursue careers in Science no matter their backgrounds.
On Wednesday I attended (and volunteered at) a pint of science event- “An evening with an astronaut”. This was an amazing event with Dr Michael Foale (astronaut) and ISSET Director Chris Barber- which showed us about what it is like living in space.
January so far has been an exciting month for plant science- here are three of my favourite plant stories that may have passed you by!
Happy New Year everyone!!
To kick off the new year here is a post about some uses of plants that you may not have known about…
Phytoremediation is a fancy way of saying ‘using plants to remove contamination’.Continue reading “Plants that do more”