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I am so thrilled with my NEW pins from @scienceonapostcard! They capture my passions perfectly. I can’t wait to proudly wear them around.

@scienceonapostcard has so many different pins! Go check them out! Which one would you like to get? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#microbiologist #microbiology #microbes #bacteria #fungi #yeast #mold #sciencecommunicator #sciencecommunication #SciComm #WomenInSTEM #scientist #science #blog #blogger #bloggersofinstagram.

I am so thrilled with my NEW pins from @scienceonapostcard ! They capture my passions perfectly. I can’t wait to proudly wear them around. @scienceonapostcard has so many different pins! Go check them out! Which one would you like to get? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (#notsponsored , just love them ☺️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #microbiologist #microbiology #microbes #bacteria #fungi #yeast #mold #sciencecommunicator #sciencecommunication #SciComm #WomenInSTEM #scientist #science #blog #blogger #bloggersofinstagram ...

One of the first Magnolia warblers (Setophaga magnolia) to migrate through Breakwater a few weeks ago! 💛 These gorgeous birds overwinter in southern Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean... in the spring, they will migrate north and fly all the way to parts of Canada and the northern US to breed! To my knowledge, they don’t breed here in Norfolk County so this little guy likely continued north to his breeding grounds! Fun fact: Magnolia warblers are given the species name “magnolia” because the first specimen collected was found in a Magnolia tree! (Not very creative if you ask me...)
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#magnolia #magnoliawarbler #warbler #warblers #warblersofinstagram #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdsofig #birdsofinsta #birdstagram #birdbanding #birdringing #research #science #sciencecommunication #scicomm #conservation #wildlifeconservation #wildanimals #wildlife #nature #womeninscience #ornithology #biology #longpoint #ontario #canada.

One of the first Magnolia warblers (Setophaga magnolia) to migrate through Breakwater a few weeks ago! 💛 These gorgeous birds overwinter in southern Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean... in the spring, they will migrate north and fly all the way to parts of Canada and the northern US to breed! To my knowledge, they don’t breed here in Norfolk County so this little guy likely continued north to his breeding grounds! Fun fact: Magnolia warblers are given the species name “magnolia” because the first specimen collected was found in a Magnolia tree! (Not very creative if you ask me...) • • • • • #magnolia #magnoliawarbler #warbler #warblers #warblersofinstagram #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdsofig #birdsofinsta #birdstagram #birdbanding #birdringing #research #science #sciencecommunication #scicomm #conservation #wildlifeconservation #wildanimals #wildlife #nature #womeninscience #ornithology #biology #longpoint #ontario #canada ...

Another day another animal check .
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My current project involves the use of animals 🐁 and while I enjoy my project, working with animals is a lot of work 😌 
I have to check my animals everyday after treatments to make they are doing fine and yep you guessed it that includes weekends and public holidays 😶
On Friday this took my 2hrs!!!!, I definitely underestimated how long it would take to weigh all my animals 😂
Definitely not my favourite part of the job but I sometimes I have help so that makes it easier 👩‍🔬
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Just a little insight into some of the not fun things scientists have to do .
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Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoy what's left of it 😀
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Image 📸 - Sarah about to go check on her animals on Saturday
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#scientist #scicommer #STEM #stemsquad #sciencecommunication #stemgirls #science #scicomm #singlemoleculeunsw #immunology #outsidethehood #tissueculture #tcells #tcellsbetterappriciatethis #tcellsrock #whereilivemylife #womeninstem #womeninscience #womenwhostem #womendoingscience #womeninbiomedicalscience #unswsms #unswscience #laboratorylife #lablife🔬 #scientistswhoselfie.

Another day another animal check . . My current project involves the use of animals 🐁 and while I enjoy my project, working with animals is a lot of work 😌 I have to check my animals everyday after treatments to make they are doing fine and yep you guessed it that includes weekends and public holidays 😶 On Friday this took my 2hrs!!!!, I definitely underestimated how long it would take to weigh all my animals 😂 Definitely not my favourite part of the job but I sometimes I have help so that makes it easier 👩‍🔬 . . Just a little insight into some of the not fun things scientists have to do . . Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoy what's left of it 😀 . . . . . . Image 📸 - Sarah about to go check on her animals on Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . #scientist #scicommer #STEM #stemsquad #sciencecommunication #stemgirls #science #scicomm #singlemoleculeunsw #immunology #outsidethehood #tissueculture #tcells #tcellsbetterappriciatethis #tcellsrock #whereilivemylife #womeninstem #womeninscience #womenwhostem #womendoingscience #womeninbiomedicalscience #unswsms #unswscience #laboratorylife #lablife 🔬 #scientistswhoselfie ...

🤔🌋What does a volcanologist do when not in the field?? 🤔🌋 One word: SYRUP! 😁🍯 Studying the fluid dynamics of volcanic processes means that you get play around with syrup in the lab!!
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But why syrup??? Taste-testing IS a common practice in geology (identifying salts and grit content #yum ), but sadly it's not because rocks taste sweet, in fact taste-testing in volcanology is DEFINITELY not a recommended tool.... It's the fluid behaviour of syrup that interests us most!
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Magma and lavas are thick, viscous multiphase fluids, but due to their temperature, it's not so easy playing around in the lab with magma! However, syrup has a similar viscosity range (viscosity: measure of runiness) at room temperature to basaltic lava at 1000-1200°C! This is why we can do

🤔🌋What does a volcanologist do when not in the field?? 🤔🌋 One word: SYRUP! 😁🍯 Studying the fluid dynamics of volcanic processes means that you get play around with syrup in the lab!! . But why syrup??? Taste-testing IS a common practice in geology (identifying salts and grit content #yum ), but sadly it's not because rocks taste sweet, in fact taste-testing in volcanology is DEFINITELY not a recommended tool.... It's the fluid behaviour of syrup that interests us most! . Magma and lavas are thick, viscous multiphase fluids, but due to their temperature, it's not so easy playing around in the lab with magma! However, syrup has a similar viscosity range (viscosity: measure of runiness) at room temperature to basaltic lava at 1000-1200°C! This is why we can do "analogue experiments" to test conditions and the fluid behaviour of magma in the sweet, cool safety of our lab. . Syrup has been for decades as a lava/magma analogue, and there have been a number of studies dedicated to creating large scale natural phenomena on much smaller, controlled scales. But the best benefit...... when your experiments go awry... YOU CAN EAT YOUR DATA! 😅 . . #lab #labwork #lava #magma #lavaflow #volcano #volcanology #volcanologist #nature #research #bristol #university #scicomm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication #syrup #dessert #sweet #foodandscience #eatthescience #geoscience #geology #reflection #WhoIsThatScientistISee #scientist #selfie #scientistswhoselfie ...

“Always be yourself, express yourself, and have faith in yourself” – Bruce Lee .

With all these introduction posts going on lately, I realized something … I actually never did one myself😅. (SHAME🔔 … SHAME🔔 ...). So here we go. .

Hello👋, my name is Martijn and I am a science communicator living in Belgium🇧🇪. Originally, before I left the academic path to becoming a professor, I studied Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Bioelectronics & Nanotechnology (1st gen student). After completing my master’s degree, I went on to obtain a Ph.D. During my research, I worked on developing fluorescent nanoparticles (tiny light bulbs) for studying brain diseases🧠. I you want to discover more about that, than definitely go check out my very first Instagram posts. However, after my Ph.D. I went into a new direction and became a science communication officer at Hasselt University. I am still a scientist of course, but I am just not doing research anymore👨‍🔬. .

Also, being a science communicator now, it was about time though that I got my “science communicator” pin from @scienceonapostcard. I love it😱. It’s awesome.👊 .

I feel super blessed and happy, being able to do what I love for a living🙏. However, during my journey I discovered that there is not much free information available when it comes to scicomm🤔. Or even worse, that a lot of people hoard (or sell) their knowledge. One of the most important things to get scientists to communicate about their work is providing them with support. And this will never work by hoarding knowledge. Therefore, over a year ago, I created this account. Because I believe in creating value for others and that sharing is our ability to give something to someone without losing something. (I can go on about this for days…) .

On top of this … you guys are the best community ever. In my humble opinion, Instagram is the best place to scicomm, simply because you = so great and supportive. You 👏all 👏ROCK 👏! .

As characters are limited, what is something you have always wanted to know about me? And what are some fun things I need to know about you? See you in the comments below! 😁👍.

“Always be yourself, express yourself, and have faith in yourself” – Bruce Lee . With all these introduction posts going on lately, I realized something … I actually never did one myself😅. (SHAME🔔 … SHAME🔔 ...). So here we go. . Hello👋, my name is Martijn and I am a science communicator living in Belgium🇧🇪. Originally, before I left the academic path to becoming a professor, I studied Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Bioelectronics & Nanotechnology (1st gen student). After completing my master’s degree, I went on to obtain a Ph.D. During my research, I worked on developing fluorescent nanoparticles (tiny light bulbs) for studying brain diseases🧠. I you want to discover more about that, than definitely go check out my very first Instagram posts. However, after my Ph.D. I went into a new direction and became a science communication officer at Hasselt University. I am still a scientist of course, but I am just not doing research anymore👨‍🔬. . Also, being a science communicator now, it was about time though that I got my “science communicator” pin from @scienceonapostcard. I love it😱. It’s awesome.👊 . I feel super blessed and happy, being able to do what I love for a living🙏. However, during my journey I discovered that there is not much free information available when it comes to scicomm🤔. Or even worse, that a lot of people hoard (or sell) their knowledge. One of the most important things to get scientists to communicate about their work is providing them with support. And this will never work by hoarding knowledge. Therefore, over a year ago, I created this account. Because I believe in creating value for others and that sharing is our ability to give something to someone without losing something. (I can go on about this for days…) . On top of this … you guys are the best community ever. In my humble opinion, Instagram is the best place to scicomm, simply because you = so great and supportive. You 👏all 👏ROCK 👏! . As characters are limited, what is something you have always wanted to know about me? And what are some fun things I need to know about you? See you in the comments below! 😁👍 ...

Happy PhytoFriday!

This week I had the opportunity to look through a beautiful freshwater sample from North Carolina! I am unfamiliar with most freshwater genera, but luckily I was able to ask @jam_and_germs and he confirmed the algae as Eudorina! This phytoplankton consists of individual cells joined together and is mobile by the use of the flagella-- if you look carefully you can see them on each cell outside of the colony. 
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#Ocean #Oceanography #Science #Marinebiology #Scicomm #Microbiology #Microbe #Lab #Microscope #Sciencetelling #Natgeo #Natgeoexplorer #Womeninstem #Womeninscience #PhD #Gradschool #Olympus #Plankton #scuba #biology #algae #nature #stem #sciencecommunication #zooplankton #Research.

Happy PhytoFriday! This week I had the opportunity to look through a beautiful freshwater sample from North Carolina! I am unfamiliar with most freshwater genera, but luckily I was able to ask @jam_and_germs and he confirmed the algae as Eudorina! This phytoplankton consists of individual cells joined together and is mobile by the use of the flagella-- if you look carefully you can see them on each cell outside of the colony. @Schnetzerlab @olympuslifescience @insidenatgeo #Ocean #Oceanography #Science #Marinebiology #Scicomm #Microbiology #Microbe #Lab #Microscope #Sciencetelling #Natgeo #Natgeoexplorer #Womeninstem #Womeninscience #PhD #Gradschool #Olympus #Plankton #scuba #biology #algae #nature #stem #sciencecommunication #zooplankton #Research ...

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Buying some simple raw ingredients (as flour, fresh and dried vegetables and fruits, seeds) allows avoiding problems linked to ultra-transformed and ultra-processed food (see below 📝). Simple&express home made weekend bread with grains, fruits 🍑and spinach insert 🥗:
-organic wholemeal flour of your choice
-baking soda -olive oil
-sesame and flax seeds -dried apricots -raisins -carrots powder -fresh spinach insert 📝👩🏻‍💻👩🏻‍🔬
“Cutting down the amounts of ultra-processed foods could help you live longer with decreased risk of early death from all causes (especially cancers and cardiovascular diseases). An observational study (2019) reported that ultra-processed foods represent on average about 15% of daily diet. 
Researchers suggested people read food labels when shopping and chose products with a shorter list of ingredients and few or NO ADDITIVES.”
Harvard medical school 🧬
#sciencecommunication #science #foodscience #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedfood #healthyfood #healthandnutrition #veganfood #organicfood #yogafood #yoga #modoyogaparis #martialartslifestyle #savetheearth #chronicdiseaseprevention #physicalactivity #paris.

Buying some simple raw ingredients (as flour, fresh and dried vegetables and fruits, seeds) allows avoiding problems linked to ultra-transformed and ultra-processed food (see below 📝). Simple&express home made weekend bread with grains, fruits 🍑and spinach insert 🥗: -organic wholemeal flour of your choice -baking soda -olive oil -sesame and flax seeds -dried apricots -raisins -carrots powder -fresh spinach insert 📝👩🏻‍💻👩🏻‍🔬 “Cutting down the amounts of ultra-processed foods could help you live longer with decreased risk of early death from all causes (especially cancers and cardiovascular diseases). An observational study (2019) reported that ultra-processed foods represent on average about 15% of daily diet. Researchers suggested people read food labels when shopping and chose products with a shorter list of ingredients and few or NO ADDITIVES.” Harvard medical school 🧬 #sciencecommunication #science #foodscience #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedfood #healthyfood #healthandnutrition #veganfood #organicfood #yogafood #yoga #modoyogaparis #martialartslifestyle #savetheearth #chronicdiseaseprevention #physicalactivity #paris ...

Ao adicionar fluoresceína à água primeiro sob iluminação normal e depois sob uma luz negra observa-se esse lindo espetáculo de cores. Quando muito fluoresceína é adicionado, ela própria começa a bloquear seu florescimento, e isso faz com que pareça laranja sob luz normal e preto sob a luz negra. .
👉👉👉@biotec_e_quimica👈👈👈
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#laboratório #laboratorio#laboratorios #laboratórios 
#sciencecommunication #scienceillustration.

Ao adicionar fluoresceína à água primeiro sob iluminação normal e depois sob uma luz negra observa-se esse lindo espetáculo de cores. Quando muito fluoresceína é adicionado, ela própria começa a bloquear seu florescimento, e isso faz com que pareça laranja sob luz normal e preto sob a luz negra. . 👉👉👉@biotec_e_quimica 👈👈👈 . . #ci ências #boraestudar #quimicaorganica #quimicageral #laborat ório #laboratorio #laboratorios #laborat órios  #sciencecommunication #scienceillustration ...

#unsterblich : artistic #food experience about the death of death with delikatesses  according to ancient and modern recepies by @cho_linska
To be noted my bio-age #chomosomes had shorter telomeres because I nibbled them
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#sciart #sciencecommunication #foodporn #cooking #scienceiscool #sciences #scienceisfun #actuallivingscientist #science #experience #instfood.

#unsterblich : artistic #food experience about the death of death with delikatesses according to ancient and modern recepies by @cho_linska To be noted my bio-age #chomosomes had shorter telomeres because I nibbled them . . . . . . . . #sciart #sciencecommunication #foodporn #cooking #scienceiscool #sciences #scienceisfun #actuallivingscientist #science #experience #instfood ...

Tree snails of Florida.
Although common garden slugs and the invasive giant African landsnail may be pests to gardeners and agriculturists, Florida is home to other nondestructive molluscan inhabitants, such as tree snails, that are native and important to our culture and biodiversity. 
Several species and subspecies of tree snail were historically common and colorful inhabitants of our subtropical hardwood forests, including the Florida tree snail (Liguus fasciatus). The Florida tree snail has been referred to as a “living jewel” by National Geographic. Have a look at their shells, and the variety of patterns and colors they take, and it is easy to see why. 
Our tropical forest trees were once dripping with these jewels. Sadly, the tree snails have suffered rapid decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, development, and, more recently, invasive species. 
My current research examines habitat change and the demographic effects of predation by invasive species. Our long-term goal is the preservation of native species in the wild.
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#scicomm #conservationbiology #ecology #wildflorida #miami #miamiwild #sciencecommunication #malacology #invasivespecies #fiu #floridawildlife #floridaeverglades #bigcypress #keepfloridawild #floridatrail #miamiscience #conservation #treesnail #endangeredspecies #ecologist #biologist.

Tree snails of Florida. Although common garden slugs and the invasive giant African landsnail may be pests to gardeners and agriculturists, Florida is home to other nondestructive molluscan inhabitants, such as tree snails, that are native and important to our culture and biodiversity. Several species and subspecies of tree snail were historically common and colorful inhabitants of our subtropical hardwood forests, including the Florida tree snail (Liguus fasciatus). The Florida tree snail has been referred to as a “living jewel” by National Geographic. Have a look at their shells, and the variety of patterns and colors they take, and it is easy to see why. Our tropical forest trees were once dripping with these jewels. Sadly, the tree snails have suffered rapid decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, development, and, more recently, invasive species. My current research examines habitat change and the demographic effects of predation by invasive species. Our long-term goal is the preservation of native species in the wild. . #scicomm #conservationbiology #ecology #wildflorida #miami #miamiwild #sciencecommunication #malacology #invasivespecies #fiu #floridawildlife #floridaeverglades #bigcypress #keepfloridawild #floridatrail #miamiscience #conservation #treesnail #endangeredspecies #ecologist #biologist ...