We hail individual geniuses, but success in science comes through collaboration

Nobel laureates give a human face to science, Wellcome Trust’s Jeremy Farrar gives his opinion piece in the guardian that, If we rely too heavily on the narrative that science is the history of great men and too seldom  great women, we underestimate how much it is a result of team work and partnerships. Even in the individual labs of most leading scientists, the results are invariably born of a joint effort. Therefore, it is important to appreciate the importance of collaboration in reaching each of these incredible achievements. Anyone who has been to a conference cannot have missed the slides at the end of nearly every presentation that credit the whole team – from technician, to PhD student, to eminent professor. Read
ringing people together from diverse backgrounds, often across borders, leads to new ways of thinking, better solutions and faster progress.