Imagine you’re a life science researcher, diving into the literature to better understand your field. What challenges do you find? What tools do you wish you had?
As a researcher one faces many challenges, and one of the lesser talked about difficulties is navigating the published literature. My personal goal is to make literature research easier by showcasing all of the innovative features that Europe PMC has to offer.
I am Summer Rosonovski and I am the newest addition to the Europe PMC team. As the new Community Outreach Officer I will focus on reaching out to researchers, helping them explore Europe PMC tools and services. Europe PMC is an open, transparent, and community driven platform. Naturally, my values align with those of Europe PMC. I believe that Europe PMC keeps accessibility and open science at its heart and is an excellent resource for anyone interested in life sciences research. In my new role I will provide training on the different ways in which Europe PMC can be used to find relevant research. I will be the point of contact to support users, connect with researchers on social media and lend an ear to those sharing their feedback.
I have recently submitted my PhD thesis in Chemical Biology, investigating DNA’s mysterious structure, the i-motif. During this time I had multiple opportunities to present my research at scientific conferences, where I designed and presented award winning posters and presentations. My PhD gave me the opportunity to gain experience in training other researchers, as well as hone my science communication skills.
Throughout my time as a PhD researcher I proactively sought out a multitude of science communication activities, as I believe in the accessibility of science for all. I have experience in organising and running outreach events, such as the Pint of Science, Norwich 2020. For the general public at the Norwich Science Festival 2021 I designed and presented an online talk explaining ‘What is DNA?’. This included an interactive session to find the criminal using DNA analysis and an activity to make candy DNA models that could be followed at home. I have explored the accessibility of science through a thought-provoking guest blog piece for HelloBio ‘Walking With “Them”: The Academic Elites’. If you’re wanting to know more about me, check out my website or follow @SRosonovski on Twitter.
A screenshot of Summer’s Norwich Science Festival talk ‘What is DNA?’ from YouTube.
In the coming weeks and months you will be hearing much more from me, as I interact with the Europe PMC user community.
I would love to hear from you, learn more about potential road locks when searching for literature, and gather ideas on how Europe PMC can support your literature dive! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with us via Twitter @EuropePMC_news to share your experiences using Europe PMC.
We look forward to hearing from you!