This post is coming some weeks after the end of the latest I’m a Scientist event in March, and with the recent change in weather it seems like it was an entire season away. I was the first evictee from the Drug Discovery Zone; for a nice blog from one of the winners read this by Tom Branson. This is my story on how not to do IAS (tl;dr – fully commit and clear your schedule, or don’t do it).
I’ve been on the mailing list for IAS for about two years, but for various reasons I never got round to participating. I finally entered the Drug Discovery Zone this January, as my diary was looking pretty clear after having submitted a fellowship application and two big grants just before Christmas (all unsuccessful if you’re interested in keeping score). Continue reading