Over the Easter break I spent a life-changing week at Stanford University, California. As one of forty delegates selected from across the Asia-Pacific region, I was there for an entrepreneurship summit with some of the top entrepreneurial thinkers from across the world.
I keep thinking back to when I started university. There was a great deal of excitement and nerves, and I really felt that once I began my four years of study, everything would fall into place. I had a great interest in what science could offer and, like many others I assume, a passion to create a positive difference in the world. I always thought that I would be content spending the rest of my life working in a lab, and that my only real option would be further study.
Creativity is something that is usually thought of as an abstract concept. Some people believe that it is a talent that only certain people have. I think that creativity is much more than that and we should use it to our advantage in our daily life.
GapSummit 2014 brought together current biotechnology leaders with 100 future leaders from across the globe to discuss, debate and challenge the status quo in biotechnology.
Somebody once said that everything looks cooler in slow motion. So I put that to the test.
We all know that Chiasma has some really good events where you can network with students and industry members alike, but what some of you may not know is that Chiasma puts on some really good workshops too.
I thought I’d make this blog post a little more interesting with something that may polarise many readers. I ask Greenpeace – Good, bad or ugly?
The tenth annual Chiasma Launch was a rousing event – Joerg Kistler spoke of the importance of collaboration between the industry and academia in order to propel New Zealand’s growth as an intellectual powerhouse. We have the talent, but the link – the ‘chiasma’ so to speak, needs to be strengthened.
At the end of last year I was approaching the mid way point of my degree. Many of my friends were finishing university and moving out in to the “real” world and getting “real” jobs, while I was left contemplating another two years of assignments, labs and exams.
The war between vaxxers and anti-vaxxers is rife and it astonishes me, that despite all the independent, peer-reviewed research that has been published over the years, there continues to be a fear of vaccination, a trend that seems to be increasing.