Thank you from your winner – Sanjib!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a £20 voucher! I am absolutely thrilled! What a “nail-biting” end to two weeks of regular interactions in a new horizon. A big thank you for all your support and your support for all the scientists in the Drug Resistance Zone, whose primary aim is to fight against drug resistance, the multifaceted health and well-being challenge. ‘Thank you’ is not enough to all the teachers and moderators for creating such an opportunity and running the sessions smoothly when I never believed live-chat could be so easy and often stress-busting! My special thanks to all the students for engaging constructively and asking brilliant questions all round. I am reassured that all your intensely inquisitive minds, love, passion and extended hands will make global health emergencies like drug resistance appear … Continue reading

Posted on June 29, 2017 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Drug Resistance Zone winner: Sanjib Bhakta Hard luck to Donna Johnson but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the new questions at the top, to be in with a chance of winning a voucher.

Posted on June 23, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Thom Booth This leaves just “ambitious, dreamer and achiever” Sanjib Bhakta and “Nerdy, organised, morning person” Donna Johnson to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on June 22, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Abid Hussain The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see new questions at the top. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on June 21, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Avril Tucker One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!  

Posted on June 20, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s Taking Part: June 2017

The Drug Resistance Zone is funded by Wellcome. The Scientists Thom Booth | PhD Student, John Innes Centre Norwich I research how bacteria produce antibiotics and try to use that knowledge to discover new drugs Sanjib Bhakta | Lecturer, Birbeck, University of London TB or not TB: tackling antibiotic resistance in the deadly germ Donna Johnson | Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University Trying to find out how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics Abid Hussain | Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Heart of England NHS I fight bugs and treat all sorts of infections. Avril Tucker | Pharmacist, NHS Wales A guardian of antibiotics and a helper to those who prescribe them   The Schools Beaufort Co-operative Academy, Gloucester Cardinal Winning Secondary School, Glasgow Dartford Grammar School for Girls, Kent Francis Holland School, London Fulford School, York Furness Academy, Cumbria Holy Trinity, South Yorkshire MidKent College, Kent Sir John Hunt Community Sports College, Devon Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College, Somerset … Continue reading

Posted on June 1, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

New design for I’m a Scientist

We’re about to launch our new site design. We’re going to make it live for the June event, and you will get to see it in situ. So next time you log in things might look a bit different. For the past few months we have been working in the background to develop a new look for our site to make it a bit more modern, a lot better on mobile devices and and much easier for us to update. We’re still testing before going live on a site with an event so if you spot anything that looks rubbish or even worse doesn’t work, please email and let us know there’s a problem. Send an email to with a URL, screenshot and what you think isn’t right. It would be much appreciated.

Posted on May 15, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment