Academic Life Issue 24 PhD Presenting Alumni

Dora Grbavac: “It’s okay not to know, it only means there is still much more to learn!”

It’s Presenting alumni again – this month we would like to introduce you to Dora Grbavac, a PhD student in molecular biology (there’s a good chance that you already know her since she organised as many as three Summer Schools of Science!).

Issue 24 Understanding Science

The Orphanage

Every year, an estimated 1 billion people worldwide are infected by seasonal influenza. In 1980 there were 50 000 reported cases of polio. One of the most infectious diseases of all time was mumps – up to 726 cases per population of 100 000 yearly have been detected around the globe. Unlike such highly contagious diseases, throughout history humankind has faced much rarer diseases, ones we don’t hear much about.