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October 2018

Nominations Are Now Open For The Lab Heroes Awards 2018!

By Sam Roome 9 months ago 17491 Views 3 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 9 months ago 11735 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 9 months ago 21258 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 9 months ago 52104 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 10 months ago 13422 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 10 months ago 16547 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.

To Science, or Not To Science? Alternative Careers For PhDs

By Lucka Bibic, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK. 10 months ago 10625 Views No comments

Contemplating life and a career after a science PhD can be daunting - do you stay in academia? Do you even stay in science? Our wonderful guest blogger Lucka Bibic shares her thoughts...

The Life Scientist’s Guide To Promoting Yourself and Your Work

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 7374 Views No comments

Promoting yourself and your work is an important part of any life scientists’ career, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. To help get you started, we’ve put together The Life Scientist's Guide to Promoting Yourself and Your Work. We hope it gives you the tools and know-how to get your research heard, and the confidence to get out there and share your brilliance.