Sven van Eijl

After studying biology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, I got my PhD from the same university with a thesis on lung emphysema caused by cigarette-smoke. I previously worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College London, where I tested new in-vitro models of human skin ("skin in a dish"), so they could be used as a replacement for animal testing of cosmetics (which has been banned by the EU). At the moment I am employed by Queen Mary University London as a laboratory manager.

Chemistry

Why does burning magnesium produce white light, and copper green light?

Chemistry

Why does a frozen fizzy drinks can burst open?

Biology

Do atoms continue to live once a living thing dies?

Biology

Do plants make the world heavier?

Chemistry

Why is snow soft and ice hard?

Biology

Is there any genetic link between insects and plants, that could explain mimicry eg. Mantis orchid

Biology

Why don’t tortoises die from starvation and thirst when they are hibernating?