We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data. We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.

Advertisement
Image of Karen Steward, PhD

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.


Got a question for Karen Steward, PhD?


Get in touch using the contact form linked here and we’ll get back to you shortly



Published Content
Total: 225
A row on people sitting in a conference talk taking notes.
Article

Separation Scientists Gather To Exchange Ideas

The 34th International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2024) will be taking place this October in Liverpool, UK, but what will ISC 2024 offer attendees and what does the event mean for the scientific community?
A teacher standing in front of a class of children, some who have their hands up to answer a question.
Article

IMiLi Aims To Address Microbial Education for All

Our education system fails to furnish young people who will go on to be decision-makers, at home and in the workplace, with an adequate grasp of microbiology. The International Microbiology Literacy Initiative (IMiLI) is hoping to address this.
An eye peeking through a looped over journal paper page.
Article

Why Scientists Should Care About Society Publishing

The publishing landscape for scientists is changing, and there is now a plethora of options available, whether commercial or society-associated, from which to choose. This article explores where society journals sit in our scientific publishing picture and how publishing fits with societies.
Illustration of gloved hands using scissors and tweezers to alter a DNA double helix.
Article

Genetic Modification Techniques and Applications

Manipulating genetics has helped mankind in numerous ways. In this article, we consider genetic modification strategies, including genome editing and genetic engineering, the techniques used to achieve them and purposes to which they are applied.
Biopharma Analysis Image
Infographic

Biopharma Analysis

Download this infographic to explore why it is important to analyze biopharmaceuticals and some of the methods commonly used.
Six patient silhouettes with different colored pills inside each head
Article

A Personalized Approach Could Help To Tackle the Global AMR Crisis

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is threatening the effective treatment and prevention of a wide range of infections, with serious potential consequences for health and the economy. We spoke to Dr. Alaa Riezk, research associate at the Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation (CAMO), Imperial College London, about the problem of usage and dosage of antimicrobials and AMR and how he and the team are working to address it.
An overhead shot of a variety of food items that are high in protein.
Listicle

Exploring the Alternative Protein Food Source Landscape

There has been significantly increased interest in novel protein sources as alternatives to animal products in the last few years. In this list, we will consider some of the popular and up and coming alternative protein food sources.
Person's finger tracing down a nutrition label on food packaging.
Article

Addressing the Question of Nutritional Equivalence in Future Foods

Many avenues are being explored to feed the population. While the likes of cellular agriculture still provide consumers with animal cells and the nutritional value they convey, the same cannot necessarily be said for their plant-based counterparts.
Two people in lab coats looking at an ACT label on a piece of analytical chemistry equipment.
Industry Insight

What Does Sustainability Accreditation Really Mean for Scientific Companies?

With growing sustainability demands, companies are looking for ways to demonstrate their green credentials. We spoke to Dr. Michael Frank to find out what ACT accreditation means for a company and why he thinks schemes like this are so important.
Smiling cell cartoons floating above the infographic title and company name.
Infographic

Fundamentals of Flow Cytometry

There are a host of parameters that may be assessed in the cell biology lab and the flow cytometer is a key tool in doing so. In this infographic, we explore how flow cytometry works, what analyses can tell us and the applications of flow cytometry.
Advertisement