World Conference of Science Journalists 1-5 July 2019

 

Just back from my busman’s holiday in Lausanne, Switzerland where I attended the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists. No, I am not a journalist, but I am interested in science communication.

The conference included visits to laboratories, films, panel discussions, and podcasts. The biggest problem was deciding which of the 60 sessions to attend.

Some of the ones I attended were: Palliative care research: it’s not about dying; Harrassment in science; Fake science; Visual literacy for scientists; Understanding random control trials The tumor microenvironment; Science in extreme environments; and Reporting on scientific misconduct.

As you can see, it was a varied and interesting program and I got to visit three labs. Yep, that’s my idea of a great vacation.

 

 

 

 

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

This is a long-standing summer tradition in our lab—making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. This year’s three flavors were saffran & pistachio, chocolate, and coffee.