Women in STEM: Chiung-Wei

Today I publish my tenth interview with women in STEM. Meet Chiung-Wei, a chemistry PhD student and mother of two, working on nano-spectroscopy. Hi phd.passion.lab! First of all would you like to tell us something about you? Hello! I’m Chiung-Wei, a chemistry PhD student at the University of North Carolina studying nanoscience and semiconductors forContinue reading “Women in STEM: Chiung-Wei”

Traveling in the time of COVID-19

Next week I should have attended the Food Integrity 2020 congress in London. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak I will not fly to the UK. I live in Italy and since the 10th of March, all Italy is considered “red zone”. Almost all flights from and to Italy has been cancelled. But how did thatContinue reading “Traveling in the time of COVID-19”

Brain development in children

The majority of human brain’s structure is shaped in the first 3 years of life. In details, when a child is born, his/her brain size and architecture is only 25% of the adult size. At age 1 is about 70%, and at age 3 is around 85%. The first 1000 days are, thus, quite importantContinue reading “Brain development in children”