Latest Bio Stories


Montreal massacre, 30 years later: My experience as a woman in engineeringDecember 16, 2019

In 1989, I was a teenaged girl with a choice to make when a man killed 14 women at Montreal's École Polytechnique. After the terrible events, I decided then and there to become an engineer — I was determined to prove that women deserve a place in engineering because they are every bit as smart and capable as any man, writes Kim Jones

Antibiotic resistance: How did we get here?October 21, 2019

Finding ways to enlist the bacteria living in our bodies to defend against infections while better understanding their role in promoting antibiotic resistance are key to fighting this growing problem, says Dr Nassos Typas, a microbiologist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany

The disabled engineer: My storySeptember 9, 2019

When Ken Mitchell walked into the pub to meet his work colleagues socially, he decided to 'come clean' and use his walking stick - with that, he received total acceptance as well as some reassuring words from his boss that he was a good engineer who was hired for his brains and not his brawn