1. ESRC Genomics Network (archive)
  2. Gengage
  3. The Human Genre Project

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Writers in Residence



The Forum have appointed 2 Writers in Residence to work with us on some exciting projects aimed at connecting the area of genomics to a wider audience.


Ken MacLeod is a science fiction writer of international repute. He has written eleven novels and many shorter pieces of fiction and non-fiction. His novels often explore socialist, communist and anarchist political ideas and encompass themes such as divergent human cultural evolution. Ken has a degree in Zoology from Glasgow University, has worked as a computer programmer and has written a masters thesis on biomechanics.

Pippa Goldschmidt has just received an MLitt in creative writing from Glasgow University and has had short stories published in several different publications. Pippa used to be an astronomer, and has also worked as a policy advisor for both the UK and Scottish Governments on a wide variety of issues, including the regulation of activities in outer space, and homelessness. Much of her writing is inspired by science and she is currently writing a novel about a female astronomer.

Visit our to read more on Ken and Pippa's views of the world of genomics.

Keep an eye on our website for updates on projects and events from our Writers in Residence.