Category - Next Generation

Elly Vesty, New Optimist, on the advantages of understanding the historical evolution of plants

Elly Vesty’s research makes her optimistic that we can improve food security.  Her work on how, historically, plants have germinated to ensure they grow is about having a core understanding of how crops will grow.

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Carolyn Dawson New Optimist – cleaner hands means longer lasting antibiotics

Over the past few weeks we’ve been meeting young scientists new to the New Optimists, and asking them that simple question again: “What makes you optimistic….?” 

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Scientists in the city . . . the next generation

Rosie Davies' tweetThey’re a lively bunch, this next generation of brilliant minds in the city.

Nick Booth and I met some of them last week. We’re planning to get what goes on in their minds out to a wider audience; e.g. by live streaming their conversations. Here’s just a couple of awesome examples from the short time we spent with them:

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The New Optimists: The Next Generation

TNO_NextGeneration_EventLogoWe’re hosting two get-togethers this week of rising young stars in the science community. Over 20 men and women, from disciplines ranging from nanochemistry to bioenergy, have already signed up.

The first is this Thursday at Yorks Bakery Cafe — only one place left!

The second is on Saturday afternoon at The Old Joint Stock and has three places left. So, if you’re a post-doc working in a university or research company or lab, or completing your PhD, do come along to meet us. Drinks on us!


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