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Karen Steward, PhD

Senior Scientific Specialist

After completing an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge in 2006, Karen became a research scientist at the Animal Health Trust, UK. During her time there, she completed a PhD in molecular microbiology and evolutionary genetics in partnership with the University of Cambridge and went on to hold a post-doctoral position. Her research focused on the fundamental biology of infectious diseases, outbreak analysis and the development of vaccines and diagnostic assays. In 2017 she left the lab to pursue a career in science communication. As senior scientific specialist, Karen employs her wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience to coordinate and create a range of scientific content, tools and resources for the site and provide scientific support across the teams.

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Industry Insight

Gene Expression Analysis in Cancer Research

We spoke with Bio-Rad’s Justin Barker to discover some of the challenges associated with gene expression analysis in oncology and learn about technology developments in this field.
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Industry Insight

Flagship Facility Supports Advanced Analytical Science

We spoke to Prof. Oscar Ces, head of the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London (ICL), to find out about the evolution of ICL’s White City Campus, the Agilent Measurement Suite and what it means for scientists across the board.
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Industry Insight

Next-Generation Proteomics Solutions Set To Accelerate Targeted Therapies

Hear how the capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics are proving themselves in drug development and discovery and what this means for those working in oncology.
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Applications of Mass Spectrometry

Download this infographic to explore the diverse applications to which MS is being applied, how technique variants and hyphenation can help meet analytical needs and the capabilities of MS that make it well suited to certain analytical challenges.
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Industry Insight

Comprehensive Cancer Research Solutions: From Diagnostics to Therapy

At AACR 2023, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Mark Garner, global cancer segment market manager at Agilent Technologies, to learn how the new SureSelect Cancer CGP assay is empowering the cancer research field.
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Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy

Download this infographic to explore how UV-Vis spectroscopy works, what it can tell us, its strengths and limitations and its applications.
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Lab Sustainability

For the future of our planet, we all know it is important to address the sustainability of our practices, tools and workspaces across the sectors. Science is no exception. But it’s also critical that, in carrying out scientific research in a more environmentally sustainable way, safety and quality are maintained.
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Celebrating Female Scientists on International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Technology Networks is delighted to showcase the work of Dr. Angela Calderón, associate professor in drug discovery and development at Auburn University in the United States.
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How Do You Make a Water Purifier From Fruit Waste?

Singapore scientists have demonstrated that fruit peels can be used to purify water, an innovation that can be employed in remote areas and disaster zones where electricity access is limited.
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Industry Insight

An Authentic Approach to Food Safety

Dr. Mary McBride and Professor Chris Elliott, world-renowned for his work in food safety and authenticity, discuss his career to date, his passion for food safety, the projects his team are working on and the future.