Winter is leaving: thanks and farewell, David Winter


Dr David Winter has departed @RealScientists after his week’s curation and has sailed off into the sunset. In his wake, we’ve been left inundated with knowledge and insights into evolutionary biology, the place of science in NZ society, the heroic weirdness of invertebrates, and the reinforcement of one of Dr Yobbo’s personal Articles Of SCIENTS Faith, that the world would be a better place if we would only be permitted funding to NEXT-GEN-SEQUENCE ALL OF THE THINGS. Particularly the heroically weird ones.

We wish David all the best with his current work at the Allan Wilson Centre, and with his future endeavours in sci-comm and postdoc job searching. Hire him. He’s good.

If you missed any of the action from David’s week on the account check out Storify.┬áKeep following David at @TheAtavism and keep following us for more insights from the world of RealScientists. Next up, Dr Darren Saunders, functional genomicist extraordinaire of the Garvan Institute in Sydney.


James is a recovering scientist and escaped postdoc who works in research management at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He's now retired from active @RealScientists duty, after serving from the project's beginnings in 2013 through to mid 2015. When not managing research, surviving #PlanetParenthood or pretending not to be an expat Australian in the Deep South of NZ, he tweets @theotherdrsmith.

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