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October 2018

Nominations Are Now Open For The Lab Heroes Awards 2018!

By Sam Roome 1 years ago 18581 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 1 years ago 14982 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 years ago 21796 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 years ago 53054 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 years ago 14297 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 years ago 19305 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. 1 years ago 11661 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 1 years ago 8524 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.