Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lab Lit

What do you get when you infuse creative writing with lab culture of the micro-and-macroscopic kind? If you are suitably curious, then browse Lab Lit—intended for scientists and non-scientists alike—that, through fiction and non-fiction, looks to shed light on the world of science, scientists and their creative spaces—be that the research lab, library, office or anywhere that inspiration happens.

Lab Lit is edited by Dr. Jennifer Rohn, cell biologist with University College, London. She is also a part-time novelist and science communicator. The site welcomes material from interested readers and writers (see the guidelines for contributors). Be amazed and amused!

1 comment:

J.L. Greger said...

I agree science in fiction or Lab Lit is a great way to get more people interested in science; maybe even a way to increase the number of women and minorities majoring in science. My first novel COMING FLU is an example of science in fiction. My essay “are they talking about us?” is scheduled to be posted on the Lab Lit website soon.

In Coming Flu, a flu epidemic breaks out in a walled community near the Rio Grande. More than two hundred die in less than a week. The rest face a bleak future when quarantine is imposed. One resident, Sara Almquist, a medical epidemiologist, pries into every aspect of her neighbors' lives looking for clues on how to stop the spread of the flu. She finds promising clues - maybe too many.

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J.L. (Janet ) Greger
I was a faculty member at UW-Madison for 25 years & the associate dean for biological sciences in the Graduate School for 6 years.