Nicholas Bernard is the Science Satire Serpent


Serpent & Satire by Steve Gibson

The Serpent currently slithers around rain riddled Dublin, Ireland.

The Serpent completed a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons), sometimes known as a ‘double degree to nowhere’, at the University of Melbourne in Australia before working as a Research Assistant slave at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), also in Australia. Intent on mastering the under-appreciated art of indentured servitude he then moved to Ireland where he is in the final year of a PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin.

His doctoral studies focus on the host immune response to infection with Bordetella pertussis, the bacterial agent responsible for whooping cough in young children. He also works on a novel cell-cell interacting protein called interleukin 36 and its role in the modulation of the immune system.

The Serpent has studied: pathology, immunology, biochemistry, microbiology, philosophy, archaeology, history, classics, and literature.

He is also interested in: international politics, astronomy, psychology, economics, crime fiction, power lifting, satire, English premier league football, cinema, dance music, street dancing, sci-fi, alternate realities, computer games, Guinness, fine chocolate, and lists.

He is not interested in: domestic politics, astrology, psychotherapy, money, crime fact, body building, spoof, rugby, opera, ball room dancing, the Syfy channel, reality television, board games, wine etiquette, compound chocolate, and antonyms.

His aspirations are to work in an editorial capacity at one of the leading scientific publishing organisations, and to publish a significant work of fiction that is lauded by somebody other than his mother. He is also determined to convey complex scientific ideas to the masses by employing a hypnotic satirical method of his own invention and imagination.

Nicholas Bernard, the Science Satire Serpent, is also me in the third person perspective. I thought it sounded more professional if I supported my opinion of myself with my opinion. Apologies for confusion.

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