Fireside blog

Founder’s Note

Dr Sirengo’s signature: How one man’s gift keeps giving, almost 40 years on The careers that define us can at times come about through unplanned incidences. Such was the story of a young lady, with a months old baby and pregnant with another. She wanted to be a teacher. By

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Part 2: Lehman brothers has crashed…with the snow peas

On September 15 2008, Lehman Brothers, a giant US investment bank, went bust precipitating a global financial emergency. Three days later, Hank Paulson, the US Treasury Secretary accompanied by the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, addressed the US parliament with a stark message. If they did not authorize

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FINDING DICISTRO (pronounced ~ die-sees-tro)

My PhD mentor, Professor John Carr and I were raring to go. It would be our first fieldwork experience since I began my PhD at the University of Cambridge in the Molecular Virology Lab. We were on a virus discovery mission and primarily looking to catch viruses transmitted by aphids.

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