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  • What is a Biotech Start-up?

    What is a Biotech Start-up?

    Christopher_NW

    During the final year of my Ph.D I worked part-time in venture capitalism, which is an industry focused on funding start-ups. Some firms specialize in a couple of areas whilst others go for anything that can make prospective profit. I worked at a more specialized firm that focused on green-tech and biotech. During this experience […]

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  • Feeling Bullish on Monsanto? I know I am!

    Feeling Bullish on Monsanto? I know I am!

    Christopher_NW

    Recently I applied to an asset management company for a graduate position (they were after STEM grads for an investment analysis role). One of the questions was What do you think would make a good investment over the next five years and why? (200 words max.)” My answer- If I was feeling particularly bullish, I […]

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  • CRISPR/Cas9 Patent Battle

    CRISPR/Cas9 Patent Battle

    Christopher_NW

    Recently I was approached by Sophia Frentz from the University of Melbourne and writer for Lateral (a science communication zine), for my opinions regarding some key questions over the current CRISPR patent battle between UC Berkeley/University of Vienna (Profs. Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier) and the Broad Institute/Harvard/MIT (Prof. Feng Zhang). I supplied Sophia with […]

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Health
3 Minute Thesis Talk: Molecular Methods Against Malaria

3 Minute Thesis Talk: Molecular Methods Against Malaria

Christopher_NW

 

1 million. That’s around how many people die each year from malaria, with most victims mere children. In fact by the time my three minutes are up, up to 5 or 6 more people would have succumbed to this deadly disease.

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