In the press
Our work has been covered in a range of national and international media outlets, including TV, popular and academic print as well as several radio appearances. Please see below for an impression.
Last 26th March 2019 the lab’s work on 3D printing and electronics to build Open Hardware science equipment was featured as a special report on BBC One News (South-East).
Scientists with access to a 3D printer and a bit of engineering know-how now also have the opportunity to make their own lab equipment (…) “It’s a very efficient way of getting things done quickly to a fairly high standard,” says Tom Baden, a neuroscientist at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.
In the developing world it’s difficult to get and maintain the hi-tech equipment we associate with modern laboratories (..) The idea has caught the imagination of many researchers, but for scientists in Africa and other parts of the developing world, open-science hardware is a lifeline that could benefit their teaching and research.
Germany’s largest printed daily picked up on our ongoing efforts in use of 3D printing and basic electronics to build lab equipment and elaborates on our work in a more global context.
The article was written by the
Both TReND founders Lucia and Tom are Lindau alumni (2014 and 2011, respectively).
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
TReND directors participated in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Southern Germany to engage with colleagues and thought leaders in the field about science in general and matters in science education in particular. Here, TReND founder Dr. Lucia Prieto Godino joined Sir Harrold Kroto (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1996) and Kailesh Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Laureate 2014) as well as Germany’s Secretary of State Georg Schütte for the week-long conference’s closing panel discussion on global education. The full panel (1.5 h), held in English, is available online here. Lucia’s opening statement begins at 16:10 mins. Other longer bits at 53:10; 1:02:20. An associated interview is found here. Other links of TReND with the Lindau Meetings include Emily and Peter’s blog-post in 2014, as well as our 2015 TV appearance for Germany’s ARD alpha. We featured on a 45 minute TV discussion forum on the state of science in Africa. Participants: Prof Hartmut Michel, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Dr Maxwell Barffour, Ghanaian Biologist from the University of California; Günter Nooke, Personal advisor in African matters to the German chancellor; Dr Tom Baden, TReND in Africa. June 29th 2015.
On the fly: African summer school on insect neuroscience
Very early in our
Teaching DIY Neuroscience using 3D printed Tools
An article about TReND and our 3D printing efforts appeared on the official blog accompanying Steve Johnson’s How we get to
Mit der Graswurzelstrategie zum Erfolg
Some other mentions in News and Media
· A radio article on TReND, aired by the German station “SWR2″ (Südwestfunk2) on June
· An article on the website of Sussex Neuroscience (2014). By Sarah Hoey
· An article on the ADInstruments website (2013)
· An article on the Backyard Brains website (2013).
· An article by TReND founder Lucia about our very first 2011 course on The Node, the official blog of the Company of Biologists.