According to the National Centre of Health, more than one-third of Americans are obese, around 37% of the population. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008; the medical costs for people who have obesity were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. The UK is the most obese country in western Europe, according to the Organisation for … Read More The sugar tax to tackle a social epidemy: Obesity
The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex is a giant island of plastic in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. The patch is made of plastic, chemical sludge and other debris trapped by the current of the North Pacific Gyre. The size of the patch is unknown. Estimates of size range from 700000 square kilometres (about the size … Read More Ooho – The edible water bottle
Pint of science is an outreach and public engagement festival which runs in 30 different cities in the UK simultaneously. This year, the festival will be running in Nottingham from the 14th to the 16th of May. (check here for tickets) The aim of the festival is to communicate science to the general public in a chilled out and relaxed environment, where people can … Read More Pint of Science 2018 Nottingham – Planet Heart
We’re getting lonelier. Surprisingly, one out of three people between the ages of 25 and 35 feel lonely outside academia. When asked, they answered that they have felt lonely most of the time in the last week (1). In academia, this problem is much bigger. 67% of PhD students suffer from loneliness and often feel very isolated. They admitted that the feeling of isolation … Read More A Way Out From Isolation In Academia – Power of Social Media
Long a while ago a wrote two articles which were the manifesto of my PhD advocacy commitment: The first one life beyond PhD, the other one about transferable skills gained during a PhD. I will explore this topic a bit more today. I am fortunate enough to be part of a PhD programme designed in partnership with industries. Part of my PhD is also … Read More Why it is important to acquire transferable skills. Life beyond PhD
On Monday the 26th of February, Asynt.ltd came to the University of Nottingham to make an interview about myself. They were interested in my input on science communication and my use of social media to promote science and my research. They also selected me as an Ambassador of Sustainability as I use some of the lab equipment they provide to minimise the waste of … Read More Collaboration with Asynt.ltd
The portrait of myself as a Female Scientist can also be found here Meet Teresa Ambrosio – scientist – woman – advocate! Teresa is a PhD student in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. She graduated cum laude from La Sapienza – University of Rome in 2014. Her current research is based on C-H activations and how to develop more sustainable chemical reactions. Teresa … Read More Collaboration with the Female Scientist association
PubhD is an OutReach and public engagement event where local PhD students go to a pub and talk about their research to the general public. PhD runs in the main cities in Europe, Lisbon, Dublin, London etc. etc. Wed the 21st of Feb, I gave my talk and told about my research on catalysis and C-H activations. I will give a brief summary here.
VERSIONE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE The Italian version of this article has been published on the 4ento.com website EDIBLE INSECTS: FOOD OF THE FUTURE? The global population is growing massively and the way we grow meat and harvest fruits and vegs are no longer sustainable. A recent report published by the Uninet Nation estimated the environmental impact of the animal farming. (1) … Read More Edible insects: food of the future? – Insetti commestibili: il cibo del future?