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Karen Steward PhD

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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 science writer, 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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Agilent Science Futures – An Interview With Max Lennart Feuerstein
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Agilent Science Futures – An Interview With Max Lennart Feuerstein

In this instalment of Science Futures, we hear from Max Lennart Feuerstein. Max tells us more about his research and how it could drive technical enhancements of data acquisition workflows
An Introduction to Culturing Bacteria
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An Introduction to Culturing Bacteria

The ability to grow microbes is an essential step in being able to utilize their power, identify harmful culprits and advance our understanding and capabilities. In this article, we consider what bacterial culture is, factors affecting culture conditions, common problems and some of the numerous applications.
Innovations and Key Themes for ASMS 2021
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Innovations and Key Themes for ASMS 2021

While many of us are still attending events remotely, ASMS 2021 has been in full swing this year with in-person talks and events. To give you a taste of the topics proving popular this year, Technology Networks has produced a round up to highlight a selection of key themes and innovations.
Agilent Science Futures – An Interview With Alexandra Richardson
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Agilent Science Futures – An Interview With Alexandra Richardson

In this interview, Alexandra Richardson tells us more about her research, the role that technology is playing in it and how important industry partnerships have been.
Agilent Science Futures – The Impact of Academia–Industry Relationships on the Next Generation of Scientists
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Agilent Science Futures – The Impact of Academia–Industry Relationships on the Next Generation of Scientists

There is an inherent link between academia and industry that rarely gets the acknowledgement it deserves. Hear from a roundtable of PhD students on the impact that the collaborative relationship between academia and industry has on their work and the role that technology plays in the “Science Futures” initiative.
Western Blot Procedures, Analysis and Purpose
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Western Blot Procedures, Analysis and Purpose

There are many reasons you may need to determine the presence (or absence) and size of a given protein within a sample, potentially against a background of many others. The western blot is one such technique that offers these capabilities. In this article, we discuss what western blots are, how they are performed, what they show us and how they differ to related techniques.
Opinionated Science Episode 35: Mighty Microbes Battle Cancer and Protect the Environment
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Opinionated Science Episode 35: Mighty Microbes Battle Cancer and Protect the Environment

In this episode, the Technology Networks team review a pair of studies showing off the power of microbes. In one, they act as a conduit in an unlikely potential health benefit for a high-salt diet. In the other, they are revealed to play an important role in the breakdown of plastic in the environment.
Pesticide Screening
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Pesticide Screening

Pesticides have been key in enabling producers to keep up with growing global food demands, but must be used with caution. Download this infographic to learn what pesticides are, why we test for them, what we test for and the techniques used to achieve this.
Liquid Chromatography Troubleshooting
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Liquid Chromatography Troubleshooting

Liquid chromatography is an incredibly valuable tool when things are going well, however, like most experimental techniques, it is not always plain sailing. Download this infographic to learn about potential sources of LC analysis problems, clues that can be gained from your chromatogram and possible solutions to rectify the issues.
Biofuels
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Biofuels

A great deal of research effort has been ploughed into finding green, renewable and sustainable answers to both fueling the world and disposing of our waste. One such solution has been the development of biofuels.
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