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Interview: Dr. Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso

ResearcherSkills team

22/08/2016

Dr. Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso started her own research group at the Centre for Plant Sciences at the University of Leeds 3 years ago. She told us about her fascinating research and the impact of her collaborative projects during this time and previous postdoctoral research at the John Innes Centre (Norwich, UK) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York, USA). We meet with her at her lab to talk about collaborations and her last interdisciplinary work. ResearcherSkills (RS).-Tell us about your research interests, your lab and work during your scientific career.  Yoselin (Y).-My research interests at the moment are around intercellular ...

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Rules for a successful interdisciplinary collaboration

ResearcherSkills team

01/08/2016

Cross-disciplinary collaborations are those where different fields collide to answer a common question. Interdisciplinarity is especially important when dealing with global society problems such as food production and security or drug development. If you have been following the Horizon2020 policies you would have noticed how cross-disciplinary projects are a very important part of the massive European funding framework.  This programme puts special emphasis on “breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation” (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020). But, how to ...

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