Julia Quintana – The Science in her Heart…

Julia is a precious friend of mine! I met her while doing my Master's in Helsinki, Finland. She's kind, caring, fun to be around, thoughtful, wise and someone who was definitely born for science! Here…

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Do pets really make us happier?

I have to admit that the reason why I decided to write this post is completely and entirely selfish. This week, I turned 6 months as a cat owner of the most wonderful, loving and…

After the apocalypse – Can we survive the…

News reports from the past years keep warnign us about the rise of the antibiotic resistant bugs and the potential for a human apocalypse they bring on their microscopic methaphorical shoulders. Their artillery is not…

A matter of love or death (Amazing parasites,…

I've written before about crazy inventive parasites which would go to impressive lengths to grab a snack from their favourite host. Today though, I'm writing about a true parasitic love story. Many great poets and…

Emilia Dimitrova – Fly’s legs & the love…

Emilia is a scientist and a friend, working on developmental biology and dancing her stress away. Read more in her Poster Session. [embeddoc url="http://incubatorium.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Red-Photo-Infographic-Resume.pdf" download="all" text="Download This Poster Here"]

The adventures of a toy-microscopist (Part 2)

Microscoper? Microscopedist? Microscopist? Microscopist – a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes. Definition Well strictly speaking, I shouldn’t be calling myself a microscopist, as I’m not a specialist in the field,…

The body snatching barnacle (Amazing parasites, part 4)

In previous posts we’ve seen beautiful wasps, morbid butterflies and gorgeous caterpillars. In this one we are visiting a crustacean – a type of shellfish organism, not too different from shrimps, crabs and lobsters. Except that this one is…