Saturday, December 04, 2010

Code breakers and role models

Here are the lucky winners of the click4biology qr decipher competition.

Deciphering codes and patterns is a common theme in Biology perhaps exemplified by Watson and Crick in 1953 but going onto outstanding examples of code breaking in modern day scientists like Kay Davies.

Young people, young women need positive role models and Kay's story is both inspiring and humbling.

For my students about to go to interview at Oxford and Cambridge and other prestigious universities around the world take heed you are about to walk with the giants. Aspire to stand on their shoulders.