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July 2019

A Plastic Brain and the Malleability of Bias: Using Neuroscience to Address Underrepresentation in STEM

By Mackenzie Lemieux, Founder of Students Advocating for Increased Diversity (SAID) in STEM 2 months ago 2598 Views 1 comment

Mackenzie Lemieux, from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and founder of SAID in STEM, shares her thoughts and insights on how we can use neuroscience to address underrepresentation in STEM - find out about SAID, bias in STEM and what we can do about it, in this fascinating article...

Interviews with Scientists: Jessica Salles

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 15601 Views No comments

It was lovely to meet PhD student Jessica Salles while we were exhibiting at ENCODS 2019 last month! Jessica was one of the five scientists whose conference fee waiver was part of our sponsorship. We took the opportunity to have a chat to her...

Interviews with Scientists: Joana Carvalheiro

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 14580 Views No comments

Next in our Interviews with Scientists, meet Joana Carvalheiro! Joana is currently a PhD student at the University of Minho as part of the Doctoral Programme in Basic Psychology, and was one of five scientists to attend ENCODS 2019 last month as a result of our fee waiver sponsorship. Find out what Joana had to say about her current work, her advice for new PhD students and more...

ENCODS 2019: Our Highlights from the Annual Neuroscience Conference

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 14890 Views No comments

Last month, we were delighted to be sponsoring and exhibiting at ENCODS 2019: a two-day event providing a platform for early-career neuroscientists from different backgrounds to meet fellow students and make connections with internationally renowned scientists. Here’s our round up of highlights from the two days!

Interviews with Scientists: Adele Edwards

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 16076 Views No comments

Adele Edwards is one of the five scientists to benefit from our fee waiver sponsorship at the ENCODS 2019 conference last month. Here Adele tells us a bit more about her work...

Five Essential Tips for Writing Scientific Papers

By Jasmine Pickford, Research Associate at the University of Bristol 2 months ago 22671 Views No comments

Struggling to get your paper published? Jasmine Pickford from the University of Bristol shares some top tips for early career researchers...

How To Be A Brilliant Science Communicator

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 29982 Views No comments

Looking for the best advice and top tips on presentation skills and public speaking? The inspirational Dr Emily Grossman gave a fantastic presentation skills workshop at ENCODS2019 - find out what she said and take that first step to becoming a brilliant science communicator yourself...

Why We Need ‘Credibility in Neuroscience’

By Georgina Hazell, Head of Policy and Campaigns, British Neuroscience Association 2 months ago 1147 Views No comments

Currently, within neuroscience, there's a huge pressure to publish as much research as possible, as quickly as possible, and to make findings as newsworthy as possible. Georgina Hazell, Head of Policy and Campaigns, British Neuroscience Association tells us why we must ensure the credibility of research – that it is reproducible, replicable, and reliable.

Interviews with Scientists: Célia Domingos

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 966 Views No comments

We met Célia Domingos at ENCODS 2019 last month, where she was one of the five scientists to benefit from our fee waiver sponsorship. It was great to catch up with her for our Interviews with Scientists series, and speak more about her work, the challenges facing life scientists, her advice for those just starting out with their PhD and more...

Interviews with Scientists: Dr Gilda Stefanelli

By Sam Roome 3 months ago 1103 Views No comments

Meet Dr. Gilda Stefanelli in our next Interviews with Scientists! Gilda is a postdoc in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga working under the supervision of Dr. Iva Zovkic. She advocates for women in STEM and is in the process of founding a non-profit organization to help women pursue a career in science in difficult countries. Find out more about Gilda and her work...