COVID-19 won’t stop us from pushing the boundaries of Biomimetic Materials Science

Due to the COVID-19 emergency the Gobbo Group Lab is now closed, but our research never stops.

The School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol officially closed its doors yesterday at 5pm. It is a sad time, but these measures are certainly necessary to stop the spread of the virus in our community.

However, this is not stopping us from pushing the boundaries of Biomimetic Materials Science. This is an opportunity to shift our focus to other aspects of our scientific research. Our daily routine must now change and must be carefully planned to make the most out of this unprecedented situation. It is important to focus our attention on what we have and what we can do to progress our work and achieve our goals. What we have is each other, global connectivity, and access to knowledge and databases. So, in the upcoming weeks let’s focus on:

  1. Keeping up a scientific dialogue using videocalls and videoconferences
  2. Data analysis
  3. Bibliographical research
  4. Grant applications
  5. Papers and thesis writing
  6. Networking
  7. Learning new skills such as scientific illustration and coding (Python).

Our research never stops, and by focusing on these 7 points we will come back stronger from this emergency situation with new skills, knowledge, and powerful ideas.

Stay home and stay safe Beautiful People!

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