‘Seafood Tango’. Full show

Let me show you a short video, with lots of music and few clothes. Plus, you’ll learn about contaminants in food. The Internet is about to explode! Last May I performed my last show at the SETAC Europe 27th annual meeting. It was a cabaret about contaminants in seafood from Europe. More precisely, it was…

1st SETAC science slam across the pond

It’s been almost two months since my post about the science slam in SETAC Nantes (video of the whole show included—check it out!). If you got any ideas from that, you should know that it’s happening again soon in Orlando. It has now been three years of successful science slams for SETAC Europe. In exactly…

Science slam: Enjoy learning science

A year ago I introduced some of you to the science slam world through my application. It’s about time to tell you about the consequences of that. In April 2015, I performed in a special session of a scientific congress. The aim of that session was to present our work in a way that it…

Scientific congresses are not like Eurovision

Some will say that’s good news, some will say it’s a shame and most people don’t actually care. Be it as it may, today we’re dissecting a scientific congress. Let’s start with the basics. The main event at congresses is what you’d expect: researchers exposing their study results—giving just enough details for peer not to…

Pesticides in salmon – the musical

I’ll soon write about what happens in congresses where scientists share the results of their research. Today, however, I’ll tell you what hardly ever happens. The 25th SETAC Europe congress is held this week in Barcelona. This is going to be the second year with a science slam session. And that’s quite uncommon in congresses—sadly…

European research projects one year later

At the beginning of 2014 we learned how European research projects are started. One year later, further meetings are held to assess their progress. Whatever name it gets, a 2/3-day meeting is organized to see if the researchers have done their homework. This homework was set first in the documents of the project and then…

The birth of European research projects

This month the kick-off meetings of the three projects I’m involved in have taken place. It’s been my first time witnessing the birth of a European project and here are some details for those who never got to be a chemist, but are interested about how research works. After several months of planning and writing…

TED – Ideas worth spreading

TED is an organisation with its roots in a conference on technology, entertainment and design and which got its name from their initials. However, every possible subject is considered in current conferences. Now two annual four-day conferences are held. TED Conference is the original one and it takes place in California in spring. On the…