The Epic Duo: Doctors and Data

In many of the “superhero” stories of our culture, from Batman and Robin to Sherlock and Watson, a superhero has an indispensable sidekick. Now, some real-life superheroes, notably doctors, are…

December 15, 2017 With No comments


Dulcie Coleman Award 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun, or so they say, and three months at VIC have gone by in a flash. It’s hard to believe my time here has drawn…

September 15, 2017 With No comments

VIC at Myopia Hunt Club 2017

Polo, a sport originating in ancient Persia, has been played for over two thousand years. The name derives from the word “pulu”, which means “ball” in Balti, a Tibetic language…

August 4, 2017 With No comments

Training the next generation of scientists

is an important part of VIC’s mission and is also a win-win situation for both the trainee and VIC. The trainee needs to gain formative scientific experience and develop problem-solving…

July 26, 2017 With No comments


The importance of being a philanthropist

There is something in common between the 10th century BC in ancient Greece, the 17th century in Baroque-style Europe and in the US today; philanthropy! Now, more than ever, philanthropic…

June 1, 2017 With No comments

March for science: what’s next?

More than a week has passed since scientists gathered together to march and to celebrate science and the role it plays in everyday lives. On Saturday 22 April, at the…

May 6, 2017 With No comments

A new device can revolutionize vaccine adjuvant technology

To maximize vaccine efficiency, chemical and/or biological substances are used as immunologic adjuvants to increase the body’s immune response to the vaccine. A new class of vaccine adjuvant, namely laser…

April 10, 2017 With No comments

The importance of recording research – insights from the meeting with LabArchives

Back in 2002 there was a big scandal that involved the notorious German physicist Jan Hendrik Schön which shocked the physics community. He rose to prominence after publishing several works…

April 4, 2017 With No comments