Science and Storytelling
YouTube Space, London
23 June 2015

Sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences, Jenny joins Sophie Scott, Nazneen Rahman, Zita Martins, Hannah Fry, Luke Cutforth and Matt Stuttle in speed-dating event in which scientists meet YouTube storytellers and content providers.


Unconscious bias in science 'holds women back'
BBC Radio 4 'Today' Programme
10 June 2015

Jenny is interviewed by Sarah Montague for the BBC's flagship morning news programme.


Female scientist: 'Women do cry in labs - but I've seen men weep over their test tubes'
The Telegraph
10 June 2015

Jenny points out that scientists - of both genders - are emotional human beings. That doesn't mean they can't do great science.


Resistance: The Film
Bloomsbury Theatre, London
18 May 2015

Jenny chairs a discussion about the antimicrobial crisis following a screening of the Documentary film, 'Resistance'. Organized by microbiologist Dr. Adam Roberts, the expert panel includes Prof. Laura Piddock, Prof. Neil Woodford, Dr. Tony Berendt, and Prof. Nigel Klein.


Science will suffer after general election – no matter who wins
New Scientist
2 May 2015

Jenny worries about science funding in the run up to the UK's general election.


The Drugs Don't Work: London Without Antibiotics
Conway Hall, London
17 March 2015

Sponsored by the British Science Association. Jenny joins James Anderson, Rosamund Urwin, Jayne Lawrence and Tris Dyson in a panel discussion about the antimicrobial crisis, followed by a town hall debate.


Seven Books (About Scientists) to Get You Through Winter
WCAI National Public Radio (USA)
10 February 2015

In-depth interview of Jenny by Heather Goldstone - scientists in fiction and more.


Revenge of the Microbes
Friday Evening Discourse, Royal Institution, London
30 January 2015

Jenny gives a formal lecture about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and why our domination over bacteria is steadily being overturned. The full lecture is available on YouTube.


LONCON 3
ExCel Centre, London
17 August 2014

Jenny takes part in the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention. Catch her twice! On Sunday 10-11 AM, she'll be giving a talk in the Capital Suite 14 entitled, 'Revenge of the bugs: how bacteria have re-emerged as a serious threat to our existence'. Later, from 4.30-6 PM, she'll sit on a panel about LabLit with fellow guests Pippa Goldschmidt, Greg Benford, Silvia G. Kurlat Ares and Dave Clements.


Science in Fiction - Jennifer Rohn
To The Best Of Our Knowledge, WPR/PRI Public Radio International
18 July 2014

Jenny is interviewed about lab lit - its origins, its problems, its future.


The politics of science in social media
16 June 2014

Jenny takes part in a panel at University College London discussing the role of social media in facilitating political and social changes. Her fellow panelists were Síle Lane, Oliver Marsh and Jamie Bartlett.


2010 all over again
Research Fortnight
11 Dec 2013

Jenny gives her reaction to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and the latest peril to UK science funding.


Science fiction: Broken brains and runaway technology
Nature
26 Jun 2013

Jenny enters the dystopian world of Susan Greenfield's first novel... and emerges unimpressed.


The Big Bang Fair: Nobels Live
ExCel Centre, London
15 Mar 2013, 2.30 PM

Nobels Live brings together world-class scientists and the best young scientists and engineers in the UK. Nobel Prize winners Professor Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009) and Sir Tim Hunt (Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology, 2001) will answer questions from 600 young people at this ground-breaking event. The event will be hosted by Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan and will be assisted by science demonstrators Greg Foot (BBC Science Presenter) and Jenny.


Festival of the Spoken Nerd
Bloomsbury Theatre, London
15, 21 and 22 Jan 2013, 7.30 PM

Jenny joins the Nerds line-up as a special guest for three nights to give a humorous view of her research into urinary tract infections - complete with spaghetti, Tic-Tacs, balloons and a leaf blower.


In Lab Lit, Fiction Meets Science of the Real World
The New York Times
3 December 2012

Katharine Bouton discusses Jenny and LabLit.com in a nice feature about science in fiction.


Do we need more scientists in Parliament?
Society of Biology, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU
29 Nov 2012, 7 PM

Jenny and panellists Dr Evan Harris, Dr Phillip Lee MP and Dr Jack Stilgoe debate about the role of scientists in government. You can also hear Jenny's opinions before and after the debate in the official podcasts.


THE Scholarly Web
Time's Higher Education
29 November 2012

Jenny's blog about career uncertainty is featured in the THE.


The Genetics of Germs
Naked Genetics podcast
14 November 2012

Kat Arney interviews Jenny about her scary and fascinating research into urinary tract infections.


Fiction Lab: Martin Davies's The Conjurer's Bird
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
12 November 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. Join us to discuss a novel about a mystery surrounding a lost specimen.


Science Showoff
Bloomsbury Theatre
7 Nov 2012, 7 PM

Jenny and a line-up of other science communicators wow you about their research.


Cell culture
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
3 November 2012, 2 PM

An afternoon of fact and fiction examining how fiction portrays life sciences and genetics, in conjunction with the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, featuring Dr Jenny Rohn, author of 'Experimental Heart', cell biologist and editor of Lablit; Ken MacLeod, celebrated science fiction writer and Pippa Goldschmidt, short story writer and former writer in residence at the Genomics Forum reading from their work and in discussion with Professor Stuart Monro, director of Dynamic Earth.


Science in feature films
People and Science
27 October 2012

Sara Cropley interviews Jenny about science reality in fiction.


Fiction Lab: Carl Djerassi's Chemistry In Fiction
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
8 October 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. Join us to discuss two science plays and the what plays in written form can offer audiences.


Insufficiency and the drama of science: Battle Satellite debate
Riverslide Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL
8 October 2012, 4.45 PM

Jenny and panellists present a post-play debate after a staging of Carl Djerassi's 'Insufficiency'.


Piano Advocates
In Tune, BBC Radio 3
4 October 2012

Jenny discusses with the BBC her love of piano - and the Beethoven Bagatelles


Fight or Flight Club: Festival of the Spoken Nerd
Cockpit Theatre
17 September 2012, 7.30 PM

This monthly club presents a series of evenings featuring science, maths and unashamed geekery. This time regulars Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney are joined by guests Taylor Glenn, Greg Foot - and Jenny.


Fiction Lab: Andrew Crumey's Mobius Dick
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
3 September 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. Join us to discuss a novel about coincidences and research that might change the universe.


Jennifer Rohn and Neal Stephenson

ScottishPower Studio Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Book Festival 18 August 2012, 5 PM

Jenny discusses the importance of science fiction on science fact with New York Times bestseller, Neal Stephenson.


Science is Vital: a grassroots campaign to protect British science

Winchester Discover Centre
Winchester Science Festival 21 July 2012

2 PM

Jenny talks about grassroots science policy, the Science Is Vital movement and what's ahead for the coming year.


Failure
Bright Club, Wilmington Arms, London
17 July 2012, 7:30 PM

Jenny joins other scientific colleagues to do stand-up comedy about her research.


Four Things You Need to Know for the Future
Wired Magazine at King's Cross Filling Station
11 July 2012, 7 PM

Jenny talks about the future of science with other special guests - Jenny will focus on the future of science in medicine.


Fiction Lab: Stephen Poliakoff's Blinded By The Sun
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
9 July 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. Join us to discuss a science play that revolves around a scientific fraud in an English University on the subject of cold fusion.


Astronomy and Fiction
Cornell University's Ask An Astronomer podcast 3 July 2012

Ann Martin and Sara Scoles interview Jenny about the power of fiction to draw people into the real world of science (starting from about 21:07)


Wise Up: Strategies for Success in STEM
Cambridge AWiSE Career Development Day 22 June 2012

Jenny appears on a panel discussing career highlights, challenges, tipping points, choices and how to make it in a science/maths/engineering career; 10:35-12:00 Woodlegh Room, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University.


Fiction Lab: Jennifer Cryer's Breathing On Glass
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
18 June 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. Meet the author special: this month we discuss a new psychological thriller set in a biotech lab. Come along to discuss the novel, ask the author questions and get your copy signed.


Fiction Lab: T. C. Boyle's When The Killing's Done
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
14 May 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a new novel about biodiversity and conservation: is it acceptable to slaughter non-native animals to help native ones?


Fiction Lab: Comma Press's Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
16 April 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a new collection of short fiction inspired by real scientific 'eureka' moments throughout history.


Podcast interview
Critical Wit podcast 15 March 2012

"Lab lit: stories about science and scientists": Jenny is interviewed by Chris Lindsay.


Fiction Lab: Richard Power's Galatea 2.2
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
12 March 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a classic novel about the development of artificial intelligence and the limits between man and machine.


Fiction Lab: Robert Harris's The Fear Index
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
13 February 2012, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a new thriller about artificial intelligence and the science of the stock market.


'Lab lit' is a chance to show what we're really like
New Scientist Big Wide World Q&A
24 January 2012

Sean O'Neill interviews Jenny about literature, life, science and making a difference.


Fiction Lab: Stuart Clark's The Sky's Dark Labyrinth
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
9 January 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a historical fiction account of Kepler and Galileo - meet the author, who will join the discussion and sign your copies!


2011: The Year In Review
Research Fortnight 30 December 2011

Jenny shares her British science policy highlights for the year.


Guest Blog: Death in the lab
Scientific American
19 December 2011

Jenny blogs about a recent literary encounter with thriller writers Louise Voss and Mark Edwards for the American monthly magazine.


Science is Vital
New Scientist Online Media Group for Science Q&A
5 December 2011

OMG Science interviews Jenny about political activist and social media.


Fiction Lab: John Steinbeck's Cannery Row
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
5 December 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a classic novel loosely based around the real-life marine biologist, Ed Ricketts.


Guest Blog: What the alien auto aficionados can teach us about cell shape
Scientific American
17 November 2011

Jenny blogs about her research for the American monthly magazine.


Science is Vital award-winner refocuses campaign on careers
Research Fortnight
15 November 2011

Jenny wins the Research Fortnight Achiever of the Year Award for 2011 - Miriam Frankel interviews Jenny about what's next with the campaign.


Fiction Lab: John Banville's Kepler
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
7 November 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a historical fiction account of the mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.


Keynote speech Vitae Research Staff Conference 2011
Queens Hotel, Leeds
3 November 2011, 7.30 PM

Jenny talks science, life, Lablit and politics.


Science is Vital talks science careers
James O'Malley interviews Jennifer Rohn
The Pod Delusion
7 October 2011

In the week that Jenny and the Science is Vital team released a report about UK science careers and prepared to meet the Science Minister, The Pod Delusion caught up with Jenny for a quick chat [starting at about 46:45].


Careering out of control: UK science career structure in crisis
Guardian Science blogs
6 October 2011

Jenny issues a stark warning to the government about challenges faced by researchers in early stages of their careers.


Skeptics in the Pub present: Science is Stranger than Fiction
Lewisham Literary Festival
St Swithun's Church, London
14 September 2011, 7.30 PM

Jenny takes part in a panel discussion with fellow writers Manjit Kumar and Michael Brooks, exploring science in popular culture, the weirder aspects of science and anything else the audience wants to ask them!


Fiction Lab: Ann Patchett's State of Wonder
The Royal Society, Carlton Terrace, London
1 October 2011, 6.30 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month Fiction Lab travels a few hundred yards from its regular home at the Royal Institution for a special appearance at One Culture: The Royal Society Festival of Literature and the Arts. The novel under discussion is a recent bestseller about a scientific researcher who travels to the Amazonian jungle to trace a dead colleague.


Fiction Lab: Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
12 September 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a classic novel that explores Einstein's science as a series of dreams.


Fiction Lab: Hilary Mantel's The Giant, O'Brien
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
4 July 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a fictionalized account of the anatomist John Hunter and the giant who fascinated him.


Beyond the lab: scientists as citizens in the 21st century
Society for Experimental Biology President's Award lecture
3 July 2011

Jenny gives a speech in Glasgow for being named the Society for Experimental Biology's 2011 President's Medalist for Education and Public Affairs.


Fiction Lab: Neal Stephenson's Zodiac
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
6 June 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a classic eco-thriller about an irreverent chemist whose job it is to make life difficult for all the big corporations that use Boston Harbor as their dumping ground.


No fixed address
Times Higher Education Supplement
2 June 2011

Paul Jump interviews Jenny and others about the career problems currently facing young scientists


Science careers Ri event wrap-up James O'Malley interviews Jennifer Rohn
The Pod Delusion
27 May 2011

After Jenny appeared on a panel at The Royal Institution talking about science careers (see directly below), The Pod Delusion caught up with her for a quick chat [starting at about 08:22].


Science careers: has the science establishment let down young researchers?
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
24 May 2011, 7 PM

It's the scientists and the engineers who will ultimately develop and build the supply of clean energy we will need, the artificial organisms key to future biotech, and the robotics crucial to our growing strength in the space sector. But young scientists are fed up with short term contracts, poor salaries and uncertain career progression. Do the 'great and the good' have their interests at heart? Ask our panel, including Jenny, David Willetts MP, Dr Evan Harris and Prof Athene Donald, and propose solutions.


What made the Science is Vital campaign successful? Richard Hering interviews Jennifer Rohn
OnVisionTV at OpenTech 2011
21 May 2011

After Jenny appeared on a panel at OpenTech 2011 talking about the Science is Vital campaign with her fellow SiV colleagues Richard P. Grant and Shane McCracken, OnVisionTV caught up with her for the executive summary.


Fiction Lab: Clare George's The Cloud Chamber
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
9 May 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a historical novel about the scientists working on the physics of the atom bomb in the Second World War, and meet the author.


Comment on 'Give post-docs a career, not empty promises'
HIVe
9 May 2011

Jenny discusses the science careers problem for the global HIV vaccine community


Science in the pub Peer-reviewed drinking
The Ritzy, Brixton, London
3 May 2011, 7.30 PM

Jenny is the Designated Scientist at this inaugural monthly event in which we experiment on the crowd, usually with alcohol! This month - can you really tell the difference between red and white wine, when it's at room temperature and you're wearing a blindfold? Free, and all welcome.


Fiction Lab: Amitov Ghosh's The Hungry Tide
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
11 April 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a novel set in The Sundarbans, a vast mangrove-forested archipelago at the Ganges delta home to crocodiles, snakes, sharks and man-eating tigers. Braving this dangerous territory, a small ship arrives to conduct an ecological survey, and an ill-fated river expedition changes the characters forever.


Science Blogging TalkFest:
Charles Darwin House, London
4 April 2011, 6 PM

There's been a lot of talk about barriers for women in science blogging in the last few months. We hope to continue this discussion, but also broaden the debate to talk about women in science and writing and to consider diversity in an appropriately 'diverse' way. What about other hot-button topics like race, class, political creed and sexuality? Does any of this matter? If so, what can we do? Ask our panel, including Jenny, and voice your opinions and share your experiences.


Creating a marriage of culture and science
The Charlotte Observer 14 March 2011

Tyler Dukes interviews Jenny about her life as a novelist, scientists in fiction, and why they matter


Fiction Lab: Andrea Barrett's Ship Fever
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
7 March 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss an acclaimed short story collection spanning hundreds of years and whose characters are people moving at the fringes of science - women, wives, daughters, helpers, uncelebrated researchers.


Give post-docs a career, not empty promises
Nature News & Comment
2 March 2011

To avoid throwing talent on the scrap heap and to boost prospects, a new type of scientific post for researchers is needed, says Jenny


Cambridge Skeptics Café: A chat with Jennifer Rohn
CB2 Bistro, 5/7 Norfolk St, Cambridge UK
12 February 2011, 1 PM

Skeptics Café is an inclusive event for skeptics. The aim is provide a relaxed space for skeptics from all backgrounds to be able to enjoy a discussion together about skepticism and its relivence in every day life. In this inaugural session, meet Jennifer Rohn, a scientist, author of two novels and instigator of the Science Is Vital campaign.


Fiction Lab: Jennifer Rohn's The Honest Look
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
7 February 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss Jenny's own second novel The Honest Look - guest host Professor Stephen Curry during the readers-only first half. Jenny will rejoin the discussion for the second half, and is happy to answer questions about the novel's creation and inspiration, and to sign your copy.


Experiments with the imagination: science and scientists through the medium of fiction: Jennifer Rohn and Blake Stacey at Science Online 2011
Room B, Sigma Xi, Durham, North Carolina
15 January 2011, 10.15 AM

Can we stimulate a wider interest in and appreciation of scientists and what they do via the medium of mainstream fiction, whether be it novels, plays, movies or TV dramas? And how can we leverage online tools to help? Is it possible to entertain and educate without becoming too pedantic or pedagogical, and how do we define "scientific accuracy" in the context of made-up stories? This session explores the world of imaginary science and how we can leverage its powers without compromising our scientific principles.


Reading from The Honest Look: Book & Beer Reception at Science Online 2011
The Casbahi, Durham, North Carolina
14 January 2011, 6 PM

Various authors at Science Online 2011, incluing Jenny, read aloud from their latest books. Plus freebies and lots of beer.


Women in science: manifesto for change
The Times Eureka magazine January 2010

Jenny sets out her ideas for how the academic science community could help women get ahead in what is still a highly male-dominated arena.


Science is vital: the short road to political activism
The Biologist (47): p. 180 4 December 2010

Jenny describes what it was like to become politically active for the first time, and what she learned from founding the Science Is Vital campaign.


Fiction Lab: John Wyndham's The Trouble With Lichen
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
10 January 2011, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a classic novel about two scientists investigating a rare lichen with remarkable properties. The Trouble with Lichen is a story of the power wielded by science in our lives which asks, how much trust should we place in those we appoint to be its guardians?


Book signing American Society for Cell Biology 2010 Meeting
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphila, USA
14 December 2010, 2.30-4.30 PM

Meet Jenny and secure your personally signed copy of either The Honest Look and/or Experimental Heart, both of which will be on sale at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press booth at the Expo, Publisher's Row #114-116 (entrance for ASCB delegates only)


Women scientists must speak out
Nature News & Comment 8 December 2010

Female researchers still battle sexism. The media gives them an opportunity to be heard alongside male colleagues, says Jenny.


The Yearbook
Nature Medicine Editorial 6 December 2010

The premiere medical journal names Jenny one of the six most influential science movers and shakers of 2010 for her role in the Science Is Vital campaign.


Fiction Lab: Michael Frayn's Copenhagen
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
6 December 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss the classic play. in which Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe undergo an after-death analysis of the development of nuclear weapons and their own entangled relationship.


An Honest Look at Biotech
The Scientist 1 December 2010

Jenny reveals how her own experiences at a start-up biotech company inspired her latest novel The Honest Look. The piece includes a video clip of her reading excerpts from the book.


Future of Science - Pecha Kucha
Dana Centre event
The Science Museum, 165 Queen's Gate, London
25 November 2010, 7 PM

Scientific advances move at lightning speed - how do you keep up with it all? Join experts from across the fields of science, including Jenny, as they present the latest innovations and trends in an evening of fast-fire, science-inspired Pecha Kucha.


Interview
Dr. Kiki's Science Hour 18 November 2010

Dr. Kirsten Sanford in conversation with Jenny about science activism, science feminism and many other topics.


Q&A: On facts and fiction
Nature, 11 November, 2010

Novelist Tracy Chevalier tells Jenny about her experience of judging the entries in this year's Royal Society Prize for Science Books, and explains why she placed a nineteenth-century female fossil hunter at the centre of her last novel.


Fiction Lab: Susan Gaines' Carbon Dreams
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
8 November 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a story of one woman's struggle to make it as a geochemist in California. The author will be present to answer your questions.


Naming the next female Brian Cox
UKRC
1 November, 2010

The UKRC puts Jenny on a tongue-in-cheek list of seven science role models for women who really should be on television more!


The government agrees: Science is vital
Guardian Science blogs 20 October 2010

Jenny gives her verdict of the Government's spending review, and declares a modest victory for UK scientists in this round.


A sleeping beast awakes on the Science is Vital rally
Guardian Science blogs 12 October 2010

Jenny describes the Science Is Vital rally on 12th October, and anxiously awaits the results of the Government's decision.


Scientists hold rally over spending cuts in London
BBC News 9 October 2010

Jenny and Colin Blakemore fight off the tough questions for the cameras at the Science Is Vital rally.


Jenny: live at the Science is Vital Rally
Video by Andy Nicholas 9 October 2010

Hear Jenny's opening speech at the Science Is Vital Rally (a few minutes into the clip), and highlights of the rest of the rally.


From the lab to the lobby
Research Fortnight interview
6 October, 2010

Laura Hood interviews Jenny about the Science is Vital campaign.


Science: It beats living in caves
Guardian Science blogs 4 October 2010

Jenny explains why she started a national movement to get scientists into the streets to protest cuts in science funding.


Fiction Lab: Michael Byers' The Unfixed Stars
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
4 October 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a fictionalized account of the discovery of Pluto by a Kansas farmboy in the 1920s.


The state of science blogging Panel discussion at the London Science Online Conference 2010
The British Library, London
30 September 2010, 4 PM

Jenny takes part in a panel discussion exploring how science blogging has evolved over the years, what forms are currently most interesting, the pros and cons of blogging on your own versus blogging as part of a network, and the future for science blogging.


Who are you calling a boffin?
Guardian Blog Festival 24 September 2010

Jenny wonders if the boffin stereotype is on the way out, and whether scientists stereotypes really matter anyway.


Where are all the female science bloggers?
ResearchBlogging.org 23 September 2010

Dave Munger interviews Jenny about a disturbing trend in science blogging gender ratios


Peer review is no picnic
Guardian Blog Festival 6 September 2010

Jenny discusses how scientists are steeped in skepticism and how criticism shapes the scientific process.


Fiction Lab: Iain Pears' An Instance of the Fingerpost
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
6 September 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a novel of science, intrigue, murder and betrayal in 17th Century Oxford.


The not-so-weird science behind Splice
BBC News 20 July 2010

Jenny dissects the science and scientists in a new horror SF film about human-animal hybrids.


Biology's Lady of Letters
Lab Times Issue 4 12 July 2010

In-depth interview of Jenny, including her thoughts on LabLit, the scientific profession, science blogging and a sneak preview of her upcoming novel The Honest Look.


UK science blogger interview: Jennifer Rohn
Through the Looking Glass 11 July 2010

Alice Bell interviews Jenny about her blogging modus operandi.


Fiction Lab: Thomas Hardy's Two On A Tower
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
5 July 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss one of the oldest 'lab lit' novels ever published: a tale of amateur astronomers and forbidden love.


Reward effort, not luck
Nature, 17 June 2010

When it comes to how scientists are judged for hiring and promotion, Jenny thinks too much emphasis is placed on factors out of their control. Read her opinions on this in Nature.


Fiction Lab: Ian McEwan's Solar
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
7 June 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a new novel about a jaded, Nobel–winning physicist and the sudden event that changes his life.


More lab in the library
Nature, 2 June 2010

Jenny writes about a renaissance of lab lit novels about scientists for the journal Nature. After a literary drought lasting nearly a century, is the genre finally taking off?


Fiction Lab: Lionel Shriver's Game Control
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
10 May 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a novel about politically incorrect population biologists in Africa.


The cult of identity
published on The Human Genre Project
21 April 2010

All obsessions are relative. New short fiction by Jenny is published on The Human Genre Project, a collection of new writing in very short forms inspired by genes and genomics, curated by Ken McLeod and an initiative of the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum.


Fiction Lab: Jonathan Coe's House of Sleep
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
19 April 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a novel about the science of sleep, and a group of students who can't seem to escape from it.


Brewing up identity with Billy Bragg
Nature News, 19 April 2010

Jenny interviews British singer–songwriter Billy Bragg about identity, genetics, science and the right way to trash a backstage.


Odyssey 2010 Event: "LabLit – Fiction Set In the Laboratory"
Winchester Room, Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London
3 April 2010, 1 PM

Jennifer Rohn takes part in a panel discussion about lab lit fiction and how it differs from science fiction.


Fiction Lab: Tom Stoppard's Arcadia
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
1 March 2010, 7 PM

Jenny presides over the Royal Institution's monthly book group devoted to novels with science at their heart – all welcome. This month we discuss a clever play about love, academia, mathematics and landscape gardening.


Complete Hero
The Horse Guard's Parade, Birdcage Walk, London 4-10 November 2009

Installation artist Martin Firrell displayed his projection exploring heroism onto the side of a building; Jenny was filmed for her views on heroism in science.


London Skeptics in the Pub: Boffins and geeks, madmen and freaks: why are scientists still such a PR disaster?
The Penderel's Oak, 283 High Holborn, London
19 October 2009, 7.30 PM

Jenny explores how the meme of scientists as out-of-touch/cold/arrogant/mad meddlers has ancient roots and has evolved in interesting ways to the present day. She asks, whose fault is all this? Are scientists themselves partially to blame? If people knew the truth about what modern scientists are really like and really do, would science as a whole be a more sympathetic, persuasive profession? And if so, how we can turn it around – and is it even possible?


'Ginger' The ImagineScience Film Festival, New York
15-22 October, 2009

Jenny appears as the scientific expert in this humorous documentary about the genetics of redheads.


The Essay: Strange Encounters
BBC Radio 3
24 June 2009

Jenny imagines a fictional day–in–the–life of her virology hero Peyton Rous as he has his eureka moment.


'Routes' Channel 4 productions
January-March 2009

Jenny appears as the scientific expert ("Science woman") in a series of short films about a comedian who undergoes personal genetic testing. Catch her in episodes 3-6.


Writing fiction and science
Newton TV 3 November 2008

Watch Jenny in conversation with author Henry Gee about writing, science and his gothic lab lit novel By The Sea.


Podcast interview
Nature podcast 4 September 2008

Jenny is interviewed at the Science Online blogging conference at London's Royal Institution.


The pair-bond imperative
Nature Futures 31 July 2008

Jenny's short fiction published in Nature: what's love got to do with it?


At Abrahams: Lost In Translation
St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London
21 May 2008, 7.30

Jenny talks about the problems that scientists have communicating with the public, and how they might be overcome.


Science weekly: the science and literature special
Guardian podcast 17 March 2008

Jenny joins James Randerson and the Guardian podcast team to discuss science, lab lit fiction and why we should care about it.


PODium essay
Nature podcast 11 January 2008

Jenny asks why there aren't more scientific protagonists in novels.

 

Jenny may also be found on the second Monday of every month hosting Fiction Lab at the Royal Institution, and writing regularly at the Guardian Science Blogs.

Jenny giving her Friday Evening Discourse on antibiotic resistance at London's Royal institution (credit: Ri)

Jenny giving her Friday Evening Discourse on antibiotic resistance at London's Royal institution (credit: Ri)

Jenny on BBC Radio 4 Today programme

Jenny speaking about women in science on BBC Radio 4's Today programme

DNA with a Bang

Jenny attempts to extract DNA with a cudgel, some kiwifruit and a few household ingredients, at the Big Bang Festival 2014

Book signing: Jennifer Rohn & Neal Stephenson

Jenny signs books with fellow writer Neal Stephenson at the Edinburgh Book Festival, 2012

Jenny and a sample...

Jenny does an intriguing oenology experiment at PubSci Brixton

Jennifer Rohn signs The Honest Look for the Fiction Lab group at The Royal Institution

Jenny signs The Honest Look for the Fiction Lab group at The Royal Institution

Jennifer Rohn's booksigning, ASCB 2010

Jenny signed copies of her books at ASCB 2010, Philadelphia

Jennifer Rohn signing contract

Jenny signing her contract for The Honest Look