Category : Interviews

Written on Jun, 26, 2016 by in

“You just stay the course, and do what it is that you do, and grow while you’re doing it. Eventually it will either come full circle, or at least you’ll go to bed at night happy.”  –  Jon Bon Jovi

“Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.” – Jon Bon Jovi

As a biologist, chemist, editor, journalist, blogger, entrepreneur, musician, traveller, father and founder of multiple startups, Dr. Nick Oswald has insights on just about everything and has a wonderful Scottish accent to boot! After graduating from an undergrad in chemistry, he went on to complete a PhD in molecular biology at University of Dundee, Scotland. He went on to work in biotech taking up research positions at Sophion and Ingenza. It was during this time that he founded Bitesize Bio, an online magazine and community for cell and molecular biologists with over 200,000 readers enjoying the articles and webinars produced by hundreds of writers. These writers are specialists in their area from around the world but each article, whether very technical or more soft skills-oriented, is friendly, understandable and draws you in with each word, just like the company’s founder! In the last year, Nick has co-founded another startup, Catalytic Content, a solution for biotech companies looking to create enjoyable content from mountains of information. I caught up with Nick on Skype to hear about the journey that brought him to where he is now and to hear what his plans are for the future. It’s my pleasure to welcome to our blog: Dr. Nick Oswald. (more…)

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Written on May, 22, 2016 by in

“A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.” – Marie Curie

“All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” – Marie Curie

Tempo has been publishing interviews with some of today’s experts across science. Today we meet Dr. Ruby Yanru Chen-Tsai, an expert in mammalian embryonic stem cells and transgenic  rodent  models. Having achieved a PhD from Cornell and after two decades leading research at Stanford, Ruby has begun a new adventure in biotech with Applied StemCell (ASC). ASC’s goal is to design, produce and sell an optimized series of cell and animal models for basic research, drug discovery, bioprocessing, bioproduction and preclinical applications. She has authored many highly-cited scientific papers and is the holder of several patents. We caught up with Ruby to hear her story of why she became a scientist, what drives her, what her experiences thus far have taught her and what advice she has for those starting out in biotech. Without further ado, we’re pleased to introduce: Dr. Ruby Chen-Tsai. (more…)

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Written on Apr, 27, 2016 by in

Scientists are the explorers of the great unknown. They thrive on the inherently mysterious nature of their work and utilize their knowledge and instincts to engage with, better understand and predict the world and universe around us. One of the most valuable tools available to scientists is the chance to learn from fellow researchers. With this in mind, Tempo will be publishing a number of interviews with some of today’s great minds in science! This will be the first of several we’ll conduct and publish over the next few months. Without further ado, let me introduce: Dr. Ellen Moran.

Ellen is an accomplished biomedical researcher, writer, and editor. In 2009, she earned a PhD in translational research, specifically in rheumatology. Her published papers focus mainly around immunology and biochemistry and include 8 internationally peer reviewed articles. She also works on a freelance basis in scientific writing and communications including writing and editing for the websites Bitesize Bio, Bitesized Immunology, and Things We Don’t Know. She has worked in the UK, Australia and Ireland and has traveled to numerous conferences both national and international. She is currently working as the Laboratory Manager for a number of different research groups at the Education and Research Center in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. (more…)

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