Scientist-author-entrepreneur, K&S Consulting
Medical/Public Health entomologist (PhD-level), science manager (MBA-level), and science writer/journalist with broad interest and experience in development issues, the environment, and public health and infectious diseases management in the tropics, and with special interest in research and training on the biology, behavioural ecology and integrated (genetic) control of vectors of mosquito-borne diseases, especially malaria and dengue/CHIKV/Zika.
From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines
BY BART KNOLS
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?"
One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it?
In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols idiscusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 10th, 2016.
Here's how Manchester United can fight malaria... for free!
BY BART KNOLS
@ VOL 36
ON JUN 19, 2018
Everybody who has been to a malaria region has slept under a mosquito net. Mosquito nets have saved more than six million lives over the past 15 years. However with the decrease in cases of malaria, people have started finding other uses for their mosquito nets; fishing, for example. Bart Knols has been working on ways to reverse this trend by making mosquito bed nets more attractive. This is where Manchester United comes in.