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Quarterly summary: Guest blogging continues to increase – join the fun!


Our guest blogging has finally started to ramp up to where we are getting numerous viewpoints on the key issues affecting early career researchers. We hope this momentum will continue and the Black Hole can be a place for people to express their opinions and generate discussion.

This quarter featured the following posts:

Erika / Jenn:

Brianne Kent:


Dave was busy over at Signals blog this quarter with some science posts on stem cells:

We hope that you’ve enjoyed the diversity over the past 6 months – do feel free to let us know your thoughts at [email protected] and we’ll try to continue to adapt the Black Hole to the needs of the early career researcher community.

Remember to follow on Twitter (@scienceadvocacy) and join the Facebook group to get up to date posts and other ramblings. We hope our readers are enjoying summer to its fullest extent!

David Kent
Dr. David Kent is a principal investigator at the York Biomedical Research Institute at the University of York, York, UK. He trained at Western University and the University of British Columbia before spending 10 years at the University of Cambridge, UK where he ran his research group until 2019. His laboratory's research focuses on the fundamental biology of blood stem cells and how changes in their regulation lead to cancers. David has a long history of public engagement and outreach including the creation of The Black Hole in 2009.
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