THE NEWS IS CHANGING
Over half of people in the UK receive their news from social media feeds. On social media you have to stand out, which means lots clickbait headlines and news bites. In this era of fake news and misinformation, it is becoming harder to tell the fact from the fiction.
Biology in Context aims to give you the full story behind science headlines. The purpose is to help bridge the gap between scientists and non-scientists and make biology accessible to everyone.
Context changes how we see things
Hi I'm Eva! I've loved science (especially Biology) since I was in school. I studied natural sciences at Cambridge University and biosciences and biotechnology at Imperial College London. After graduating I moved to Sweden to work in a pharmaceutical company for 2 years. Now I am back in London and back in academia - working on my PhD at King's College London on the subject of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.
I set up Biology in Context because I would like to make biology interesting and accessible to everyone. In my free time I also write articles for other platforms including the scientist-led, fact-checking platform Metafact and the science news outlet ScienceAlert.
THE PEOPLE OF BIOLOGY IN CONTEXT
My name is Tom and I have a Master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry. I have spent the last two years working in drug discovery, and I will now go on to complete a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology.
I'm AJ. I've just got my degree in electrical engineering. I think its really important that people can understand science-related things they read in the news, which is why I've helped with the design of the Biology in Context website.
I’m Ella Hubber, a PhD student on the Wellcome Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Course at King’s College London. I am a huge advocate for science outreach and think it is vital that the public can understand and interact with scientific research. I was awarded the 2020 Outreach and Engagement Award from the Royal Society of Biology for outreach activities related to my research.