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Workplace Wellbeing For Life Scientists

By Rachelle Balez & Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas 4 days ago 1727 Views No comments

There will be times when scientists feel stressed or overworked - and you don't need us to tell you that! However, it is important to recognise the impact your workplace can have on your wellbeing. Our guest bloggers Rachelle Balez and Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas share with us some simple steps that can be implemented to enhance and promote workplace wellbeing for scientists.

Travel Award Winner Caitlin Burgdorf

By Sam Roome 7 days ago 18840 Views No comments

Our October travel award winner is Caitlin Burgdorf is a researcher working at Weill Cornell. She is researching the effect of genetic variability in the endocannabinoid system on mesolimbic dopamine function and vulnerability to THC-seeking behavior in adolescent mice and will use the award to help fund her trip to the Winter Conference on Brain Research.We chatted to Caitlin to find out more about her research and the scientists that she most admires...

Interviews with Scientists: Elizabeth Thomas

By Sam Roome 13 days ago 773 Views No comments

Elizabeth is a third year PhD student at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research centre (MAPrc) in Melbourne, Australia. Her PhD project involves looking at a range of genes from the glutamatergic system and their involvement in cognition in patients across the broader schizophrenia continuum - read on to find out what she had to say!

Catch up with last year’s Lab Heroes Awards winner Kimberley Evans

By Sam Roome 13 days ago 760 Views No comments

Catch up with last year’s Lab Heroes AwardsTM winner Kimberley Evans

Lab Heroes is back for 2018 and we’ve had some fantastic nominations already! But what difference could winning these awards make to your lab hero, and your lab?

Find out what last year's winner has been up to over the last year, what difference winning our Lab Heroes Award made to her and her lab, and why she thinks you should nominate your lab heroes this year.

Nominations Are Now Open For The Lab Heroes Awards 2018!

By Sam Roome 20 days ago 6678 Views No comments

That’s right life scientists, it’s that time of year again - our Lab Heroes AwardsTM are back for 2018.These awards are your chance to celebrate the scientists who make a real difference to you, your life, and your work. Find out how to nominate your Lab Hero!

My PI & I: What Makes A Good Student-Supervisor Relationship?

By Karolina Farrell 25 days ago 7431 Views No comments

Once you’ve found a supervisor that you want to work with, it’s important to make sure that you can communicate well with them. Whatever your research area is, your supervisor should be able to support you and your learning while also challenging you to ask questions you haven’t thought of before. Here, our guest blogger Karolina Farrell shares her advice on how to achieve a good working relationship with your supervisor.

Interviews with Scientists: Madison Fletcher

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 16768 Views No comments

Madison Fletcher is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of California, Irvine where she is developing a continuous flow system for the biosynthesis of natural products. Find out more about Madison in our latest interview...

Public Engagement: Why Bother as a Scientist?

By Soraya Meftah, University of Exeter 1 month ago 39829 Views No comments

What is public engagement? What can it look like? And why should you, as a scientist, care? Our fabulous guest blogger Soraya Meftah has the answers...

“I can’t believe they’re letting me write this blog”: Imposter Syndrome, Science, and the Rest of the World

By Brittany Berdy, The Rowland Institute at Harvard, USA 1 month ago 8023 Views No comments

Do you ever feel like a fake or a phony? Ever feel insecure and doubt yourself, often despite evidence to the contrary? Then read our blog post on Imposter Syndrome, by the amazingly talented Brittany Berdy...

Why Scientists Need Great Mentors

By Stuart Maudsley, Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp 1 month ago 12304 Views No comments

Why are mentors important for scientists? What makes a great one? Read this illuminating article by our inspiring guest blogger Stuart Maudsley, Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp.