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A parliamentary lab meeting at MRC

last modified Jul 02, 2018 11:15 PM
Each year scientists pair up with UK parliamentarians to gain an insight into each other’s worlds, as part of the Royal Society’s Parliamentary Pairing Scheme. Glenn Masson, a postdoc from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, shares his experience of welcoming an MP into his lab.

"It’s a challenge to explain your latest results to a complete stranger, along with the background to your project and the biochemistry involved. And it’s crucial to keep relaying how these piecemeal experiments are important in moving towards your long-term research goals.

It was an extremely rewarding experience hosting a non-specialist for the day. It forced me to take a step back and to see my work through different eyes."

Glenn Masson on his day of hosting Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge at the MRC laboratory.


Read Glenn Masson's full blog post on the MRC website.

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