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Travel Award Winner Johannes Felsenberg

By Sam Roome 4 days ago 1211 Views No comments

Neuroscientist Johannes Felsenberg, working in Scott Waddell's lab at the University of Oxford, UK, is our August travel award winner. He is researching the neural circuit mechanisms underlying memory re-evaluation and the award will help to fund his trip to the 13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society - find out more...

Novel water-soluble, potent DREADD ligands, licensed from the NIH

By Sam Roome 11 days ago 895 Views No comments

We are delighted to announce that we have launched two novel water-soluble hM3Dq & hM4Di ligands – JHU37160 dihydrochloride and JHU37152 dihydrochloride. These are exciting tools for scientists studying GPCR and DREADD signalling. Hello Bio has been granted a licence from the National Institutes of Health to manufacture these novel tools and make them commercially available for the first time to life scientists worldwide. Find out more...

Interviews with Scientists: Lucy Lewis

By Sam Roome 16 days ago 2358 Views No comments

Lucy Lewis is currently entering her second year as a PhD student at Cardiff University in the UK. Lucy is studying Behavioural Neuroscience as a part of the BBSRC SWBio DTP, and attempting to understand how we process rewards and the underpinnings of reward-deficits as seen in psychiatric symptoms.

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Wellbeing

By Sam Roome 29 days ago 2998 Views No comments

We know you love what you do, and we understand how hard life scientists work – and that it’s often out of choice, rather than necessity. But working hard doesn’t mean you have to neglect yourself. Read our guide to find out what wellbeing actually is, and how we scientists can look after ourselves better, and support our colleagues to do the same.

The Most Common PhD Problems & How to Get Past Them

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 16947 Views No comments

When you are starting out on your PhD, we believe you need all the help you can get! As a starting place, check out this advice from our fantastic guest blogger Lizzie Mann on how to deal with some common problems that you may encounter...

How Early Career Life Scientists Can Use Social Media Effectively

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 3096 Views No comments

It’s fair to assume that social media probably isn’t going to go away any time soon. Which means whether you love it or hate it, it’s a good idea to start thinking about how you can use it to support your work and raise your profile – especially if you’re an early career researcher. Read this hugely valuable advice by our guest blogger Dr Emma Yhnell...

Travel Award Winner Morgan Zipperly

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 2715 Views No comments

Our June travel award winner is MD/PhD student Morgan Zipperly, a MD/PhD student working in Jeremy Day’s Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The award will help to fund Morgan's trip to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cellular Biology of Addiction course at the University of Cambridge. Find out more about Morgan and her plans...

Travel Award Winner Marta Fernández

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 673 Views No comments

July's travel award winner is PhD student Marta Fernández! Marta works in Olga Peñagarikano's Lab at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Her work is focused on understanding the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that modulate social behavior and how dysfunction in these circuits leads to neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism. Find out more about Marta, and where she is going!

Interviews with Scientists: Maria Diehl

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 1691 Views No comments

In our latest Interviews with Scientists, we speak to Maria Diehl.

Maria graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, studying neuronal activity and anatomical connections of face and vocalisation processing regions of the primate prefrontal cortex. As a postdoc in Greg Quirk's lab at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine she received an NRSA to study the neural circuits of active avoidance using optogenetics and single unit recordings. Find out more about Maria, her work and her life in Puerto Rico!

The Life Scientists’ Guide For New PhD Students

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 35263 Views No comments

As scientists ourselves, we know how daunting it feels when you embark upon on your first PhD. Especially right at the beginning, when everything can feel totally new and overwhelming.

To show you just how much support there is for you in the life science community from your peers (and from us!) we’ve put together The Life Scientists’ Guide for New PhD Students. Here, you’ll find the fantastic advice our fellow scientists have shared with us, as well as a few tips from our personal experience.