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2,200 Sign Petition To Support Dr. Carika Weldon

2,200 Sign Petition To Support Dr. Carika Weldon

[Updated] An online petition to show support Dr. Carika Weldon has been launched, with the petition attaining just over 2,200 signatures as of this writing. Dr Weldon, who returned home from the UK in order to assist, has played a key role in the island’s Covid-19 testing regime, and the petition urges people to “please show your support... Read more of this article

Video: Dr Weldon On Bermuda’s Covid-19 Testing

Video: Dr Weldon On Bermuda’s Covid-19 Testing

Dr. Carika Weldon attended the Government press briefing held on Wednesday [May 6] in order to provide a scientific overview of Bermuda’s Covid-19 testing. As of yesterday [May 7], Bermuda had completed 3,719 tests, with 118 positive results and 3,601 negative results. Of the 118 positive results, 61 people have recovered and, sadly, seven people... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Weldon, Making A Difference

Column: Dr Weldon, Making A Difference

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In observance of International Women’s Day, the stories of five female pioneers were highlighted: Adele Tucker, Gladys Morrell, Dr Barbara Ball, Rosalind Williams and Dame Lois Brown-Evans. These women, who appreciated that ‘everyone can make a difference’, played transformational roles in 20th Century... Read more of this article

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