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Video: Principles Foundation Press Conference

Video: Principles Foundation Press Conference

A press conference to announce the launch of the Bermuda Principles Foundation [BPF] STEM Scholarships and Awards was held by former Premier Paula Cox and Dr. Carika Weldon, Founding Trustee and Executive Director of BPF, where they were joined by Kevin Warner, co-owner of Planet Math and BPF STEM Partner. During the event, Dr. Carika Weldon said, “Inspired... Read more of this article

Photos: 4th Bermuda Principles Conference

Photos: 4th Bermuda Principles Conference

The 4th annual Bermuda Principles Conference was opened on Wednesday evening [Feb 5] at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Hosted by Dr. Carika Weldon, a Bermudian biochemist, this prestigious international conference recognises cutting-edge scientific research and medical advancement. In its 4th year, the conference welcomed close to 100 attendees this... Read more of this article

Bermuda Principles Foundation Conference

Bermuda Principles Foundation Conference

International delegates are set to attend the fourth annual Bermuda Principles Foundation Conference, with this year’s event focused on transcriptomics. A spokesperson said, “Building on the legacy of The Bermuda Principles 24 years ago, the newly registered charity, The Bermuda Principles Foundation, will focus on everything science during... Read more of this article

Principles Foundation Now A Registered Charity

Principles Foundation Now A Registered Charity

The Bermuda Principles Foundation has been officially registered as a charity, listed as Number 1012, Dr. Carika Weldon said today. “On the UN International Day of Education, I am delighted to officially launch our fully registered science outreach charity. The Bermuda Community Foundation was gracious to let us incubate under them from our founding... Read more of this article

Bermuda Principles Impact Conference Held

Bermuda Principles Impact Conference Held

The 3rd annual Bermuda Principles Impact conference was held last month from February 20-24th, 2019 at the Fairmont Southampton. This year the theme was “RNA Processing & Disease”. Becoming a part of the international science calendar, this year saw 85 international guests, a 100% increase from 2018, fly in to the various events held over the... Read more of this article

Principles Awards Gala Honours Prof. Krainer

Principles Awards Gala Honours Prof. Krainer

Bermuda’s legacy in the field of genetics was further highlighted recently with the First Annual Bermuda Principles Awards Gala held at Fairmont Southampton. The 2019 Awardee was Professor Adrian Krainer, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory [CSHL] in Long Island, New York, for his work on treating spinal muscular atrophy [SMA]. SMA is a genetic disease... Read more of this article

High School Student Extends Genetics Study

High School Student Extends Genetics Study

Following the success of her original genetics study for her Biology Internal Assessment, IB2 student Kameron Young, along with her mentor, Dr. Carika Weldon, will be collecting more data over the next three weeks. The science duo will be tackling the question: “How does the TAS2R38 gene affect a person’s preference for sugar and sugar intake?” Kameron,... Read more of this article

Bermuda College Science Week From Jan 29-31

Bermuda College Science Week From Jan 29-31

Bermuda College’s Science Week 2019 is set to be held from January 29 – 31 with their Public Forum Science Lecture on Wednesday, January 30. Bermudian biochemist, Dr. Carika Weldon is the Corange Science Week guest speaker. Her topic: “Knowing your Genetic Code; How DNA Sequencing is Becoming More Personal”, will explore the new technological... Read more of this article

Student’s Science Project ‘Breaking Barrier’

Student’s Science Project ‘Breaking Barrier’

Science projects within the local schools may reach new heights thanks to student Kameron Young. The high school student, along with her mentor Dr. Carika Weldon, will host a special “behind the scenes” presentation on Monday [Nov 12], at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, located at Bermuda High School for Girls [BHS]. Kameron, a 16-year-old student in... Read more of this article

Youth Movement: Biochemist Dr. Carika Weldon

Youth Movement: Biochemist Dr. Carika Weldon

[Generation Next Youth Movement Series] Since the age of 12, Dr. Carika Weldon knew that she wanted to become a doctor. Born, raised, and educated in the paradise island that we all call home, Dr. Weldon has been able to realise that dream. Locally, she completed her foundational studies at The Bermuda Institute, Port Royal Primary School and Warwick... Read more of this article

Students Take Part In Science Competition

Students Take Part In Science Competition

Dr. Carika Weldon, a 27-year-old Bermudian lecturer and researcher from DeMontfort University in the United Kingdom, is using the foundation that she has set up – Bermuda Principles – as a conduit to give back to her island home by sharing her passion for science education. Her efforts resulted in the holding of a science competition at... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Congratulates Dr. Carika Weldon

Premier Burt Congratulates Dr. Carika Weldon

Premier David Burt offered his personal congratulations to cancer researcher Carika Weldon, PhD, on her achievements at a brief meeting at the Cabinet Office. Premier Burt said: “At a very young age, Dr. Weldon has played and continues to play a significant role in advancing the fight against cancer. It was a pleasure to meet with such an excellent... Read more of this article

Video: Dr. Weldon To Present At ThinkFest

Video: Dr. Weldon To Present At ThinkFest

Dr. Carika Weldon, a lecturer in biomedical sciences at De Montfort University in Leicester in the UK, recently returned to Bermuda for ‘ThinkFest 2017′ where she will share her research on cancer on September 17. Think Fest is Bermuda’s first seminar series featuring an all Bermudian cast of outstanding academics and independent thinkers. The... Read more of this article