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Meet Our Lab Heroes Awards 2018 Winner: Dr Enitome Bafor

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 6424 Views No comments

We were delighted to name Dr. Enitome Evi Bafor as our Lab Heroes AwardsTM Winner for 2018, following so many heartfelt and passionate nominations from her colleagues that praised her academic achievements, passion, and dedication to her research. Enitome told us how she felt about her win, and a little about her work and the challenges she faces.

Interviews with Scientists: Natalie Guthrie

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 1572 Views No comments

Next in our Interviews with Scientists series, we had the pleasure of speaking to Natalie Guthrie, a first year PhD student at the University of Wollongong, Australia, supervised by Dr Lezanne Ooi and Dr Claire Stevens.

Meet The Lab Heroes Awards 2018 Winners

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 6139 Views No comments

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our Lab Heroes AwardsTM 2018!

Interviews with Scientists: Nina Lichtenberg

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 1735 Views No comments

Next in our Interviews with Scientists series, meet Nina Lichtenberg! Nina is working on wrapping up her PhD in the Psychology department at UCLA by studying the neural circuitry of memory retrieval and decision making.

Interviews with Scientists: Heema Vyas

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 11521 Views No comments

Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas is a PhD student at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, whose work focuses on understanding Group A Streptococcus (GAS) biofilms that may be present in cases of GAS pharyngitis that simply do not respond to antibiotic treatment. We spoke to Heema about her PhD, what gets her most excited about her field of research, intersectionality and diversity within STEM, and more...

Interviews with Scientists: Chris Hoyle

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 2443 Views No comments

Chris is a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Manchester. He is investigating the role and regulation of inflammation in the brain, particularly in diseases such as stroke and Alzheimer's.

We spoke to Chris about his PhD, his groundbreaking discovery about graphene that could have a major impact on healthcare in future, what this discovery means for the future of his research, and more.

Maintaining PhD Productivity: Tips for Mindset and Organisation

By Britt Berning 2 months ago 47919 Views No comments

There is so much to think about when undertaking your PhD - reading around your field, carrying out experiments, writing and communicating your research, and so much more. Our fantastic guest blogger Britt Berning shares her top tips for improving organisation and productivity during your PhD...

Workplace Wellbeing For Life Scientists

By Rachelle Balez & Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas 2 months ago 39256 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 2 months ago 40285 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 3 months ago 1231 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!