SCIENCE can be fun, fascinating, bizarre and humbling but it can also be complex, mysterious and intimidating. Most of us rely on informed middlemen who, like science-digesting stomachs, suck in the complex, mysterious and intimidating, give it a good chew and regurgitate for us to consume as easy to digest nuggets of sciency goodness.
Always on the look out for the next generation of science stomachs, Metro was proud to partner the Medical Research Council’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2012.
The Max Perutz Award was developed by the MRC 15 years ago to encourage its scientists to communicate their research to a wider audience.
The competition was judged by MRC Chief Executive, Professor Sir John Savill; Metro’s own science stomach, Ben Gilliland; science writer and author Dr Jenny Rohn; GP and author Dr Margaret McCartney at the winner of last year’s award, Dr Amy Capes.