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Steph Johnson
Spotlight on... Stephanie Johnson
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Former SEB Young Scientist Award Winner Steph Johnson perfectly illustrates how the skills gained through a PhD in research needn’t tie you to the lab bench. Caroline Wood caught up with her to find out what happened since she won the award for the Plant Section at the SEB 2014 Annual Meeting in Manchester.

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Counting reproductive investment
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

A multi-scale CT-scanning approach demonstrated in orchids has wide application for non-destructive quantitative imaging

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Introducing Indepth
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Impact of Nuclear Domains On Gene Expression and Plant Traits (INDEPTH) is a new collaboration that brings together a pan-European group of researchers interested in how the location of a gene within the plant nucleus can affect its function.

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Bridging the gap between teaching and research-focused academics
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

At the end of 2016 I was awarded a scoping grant from the Society for Research in Higher Education (SA1635) to investigate brokering activities between academics in Life Science departments in the UK. Brokering is described by Wenger (1998) as a process of exchange between individuals in communities of practice, and in my case, I proposed that teaching-focused and research-focused academics formed two related communities of practice within higher education that had the potential to trade pedagogic and disciplinary knowledge and expertise.