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January 2019

The Life Scientist's Guide To Cost-Saving In The Lab

By Karolina Farrell, UCL, United Kingdom 10 months ago 6878 Views No comments

One of the biggest challenges for life scientists is working within budgets to make grants and funding go further. In this Life Scientist's Guide To Cost-Saving In The Lab, neuroscience PhD student Karolina Farrell from UCL shares her top tips for cutting costs (not corners) in the lab...

Interviews with Scientists: James Cleland

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 2681 Views No comments

Next in our Interviews with Scientists, meet James Cleland! James is PhD Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). We spoke to James about his work, potential future applications, what got him hooked on science, the pressure to publish on life scientists, and more...

Growing up in Academia: My PhD Story

By Gemma Lamp, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia 10 months ago 2737 Views No comments

Gemma Lamp a PhD Candidate at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, shares her fascinating personal story of growing up in academia...

Multidisciplinary Teamwork: Tips for a Productive and Harmonious Workplace

By Paola Pinti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UCL, UK 10 months ago 4629 Views No comments

As scientists, we often need to work in multidisciplinary teams, where people with very different backgrounds and skills all collaborate to achieve the same goal. Our fantastic guest blogger Paola Pinti shares some great tips for making that multidisciplinary team productive and harmonious...

Travel Award Winner Achini Opathalage

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 1742 Views No comments

Achini Opathalage is a researcher working at Boston University. She is developing a model to robustly manipulate stresses in synthetic tissues and investigate the effects on cell reorientation and alignment, using a microfabricated platform. and the award will help to fund her trip to ASCB-EMBO 2018. Find out more about Achini and her plans...

Travel Award Winner Vera Wiersma

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 2624 Views No comments

Vera Wiersma is a researcher working at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is researching the mechanisms underlying the progression of Alzheimer's disease and the award will help to fund her trip to the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, and she told us more about her work...

Interviews with Scientists: Rebecca San Gil

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 5569 Views No comments

Rebecca San Gil is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland. Her research focuses on understanding motor neuron disease (MND) pathologies at the molecular and cellular level and developing new strategies to treat people living with MND. Rebecca chatted to us, to tell us more about her work...

Interviews with Scientists: René Jeżewski

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 1697 Views No comments

Just starting out on her PhD journey, René Jeżewski is a first year PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. René’s research interests lie within the field of molecular and cell biology with applications in therapeutic development and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Read her fascinating interview...

Meet Our Lab Heroes AwardsTM 2018 Runner-Up: Ettore Ambrosini

By Sam Roome 10 months ago 13342 Views No comments

We were delighted to announce Ettore Ambrosini as one of our two Lab Heroes AwardsTM 2018 Runners-Up! Ettore is Assistant Professor (RTDb) in the Department of Neuroscience, at the University of Padova, in Italy and received some fabulous nominations from his colleagues We spoke to Ettore about how it felt to be named one of our runners-up, what he feels are the biggest challenges facing life scientists, the advice he’d give to scientists just starting out in their careers, and more.