Antibiotic Resistance: A Threat As Real As Any Other

-Aksa Ali  Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and they are considered as the revolution of the second half of the twentieth century. The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered unintentionally by Alexander Fleming in 1928. They do not, however, … Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance: A Threat As Real As Any Other

Creating A Genome

-Jaskaran Dhillon Nine years after the Human Genome Project, 25 leading synthetic biologists, including a few from the original project, have decided to now create an entire genome from scratch. The project, known as the Human Genome Project–Write (HGP-write), first generated interest at a talk at Harvard medical school in Boston. … Continue reading Creating A Genome

Welcome To Our New Website!

It’s a new year at Royal Holloway, and The Scientists’ Scribe has a brand new look! Welcome Week is well underway and our editorial team has had their work cut out getting to all the Freshers’ events and promoting the Scribe.  We’re aiming to expand significantly this year, and the launch of this website is just a small part of it. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, and we’ll continue to produce the paper magazine. The Bourne Foyer has had a facelift over the summer and the Scribe’s new look is going to reflect the cutting-edge research and education in the department. … Continue reading Welcome To Our New Website!