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April 2019

Surviving Your PhD Viva / Dissertation Defense

By James Quinn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 7 months ago 16230 Views No comments

You've been working hard in the lab for years, you've submitted your PhD thesis, and there is one more hurdle...Our fabulous guest blogger Dr. James Quinn, shares his top tips for surviving your PhD viva (dissertation defense).

Interviews with Scientists: Martyn Webb

By Sam Roome 7 months ago 1393 Views No comments

Next in our Interviews with Scientists series, meet Martyn Webb. Martyn is a PhD student at the University of East Anglia, working on developing a clinically implementable urine test for prostate cancer. We found out more about his fascinating work, and what challenges he has faced...

Interviews with Scientists: Ana Paula Miranda

By Sam Roome 7 months ago 1296 Views No comments

Meet Ana Paula Miranda in the next of our Interviews with Scientists blog series! Ana Paula is in the last month of her PhD in Biochemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We chatted to Ana about her PhD and research, and more...

The Importance of Mentoring in Science & Tips for New Mentors

By Maria Valesco, Post-doctoral researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 7 months ago 17921 Views No comments

Many of us are asked to mentor someone in the lab - but do you know what's involved, and do you have the right skills? Read this article, by our fabulous guest blogger Dr Maria Velasco - she shares her experience on the value of mentoring, together with some top tips for first timers...

Gender Bias From A Woman In Science

By Kay M. Tye, Neuroscientist & Professor at the Salk Institute 8 months ago 54896 Views 7 comments

We are delighted that neuroscientist Kay Tye, Professor at the Salk Institute, and former Associate Professor at MIT, has shared her thoughts, experience and knowledge with us. Read her fascinating, sometimes shocking and extremely thought-provoking article on gender bias in science...

Travel Award Winner Arantza Muguruza-Montero

By Sam Roome 8 months ago 1535 Views No comments

Arantza Muguruza-Montero is a researcher working at the Euskal Herriko Univertsitatea (EHU/UPV) - Biophysics Institute, in the Basque Country. Arantza is researching the molecular dynamics of the interaction between the Kv7.2 and CaM channels and the award will help to fund her trip to the International Kv7 Channels Symposium in Naples, Italy.