Call for Early Career Researchers for Public Engagement Science-Arts Project (deadline 20 August)

Manchester’s Comma Press is looking for two Northwest-based Early Career Researchers specialising in bio-medicine/life-science research, to participate in the science-literature short story commission.

The project – titled Bio-Fiction – is commissioning a series of literary authors to write short semi-fictional accounts of key turning points in 20th century science, working in collaboration with a practicing research scientist.  Authors signed up to the project include Dame AS Byatt, Kate Clanchy, and Sir Christopher Frayling, while scientists include Dr Jim Al-Khalili, Tim O’Brien, and Baroness Susan Greenfield, among others.

If you are interested in acting as a consultant on one such eureka story, please contact editor Ra Page by 20th August, on ra.page@commapress.co.uk, stating your field of specialism, and suggesting three possible turning points or eureka moments from your field.

More information on what being a consultant means and what kind of eureka moments we’re looking for please visit: http://www.commapress.co.uk/?section=books&page=biofictionintro

This project is supported by the Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement through the Early Career Researcher Awards 2010.

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