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Sailing Through Your PhD Thesis: Writing Tips

By Dr. Zeinab Leila Asgarian, University College London, UK 25 days ago 1582 Views No comments

Looking for tips on writing your PhD thesis / dissertation? Dr Zeinab Leila Asgarian from University College London shares her advice on how to write your dissertation, and even enjoy the process!

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 2616 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...

Five Essential Tips for Writing Scientific Papers

By Jasmine Pickford, Research Associate at the University of Bristol 2 months ago 22676 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 29992 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...

Writing a Winning Travel Grant Application

By Kate Secombe, Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group, University of Adelaide, Australia 3 months ago 32036 Views No comments

Cancer researcher and blogger Kate Secombe shares her tips and tricks to give you the best chance of winning a travel grant...

How do you get started in science writing?

By James Howe, University of California, San Diego, USA 4 months ago 19823 Views No comments

In this article, fantastic guest blogger James Howe shares his advice and experience, and offers tips for academics in STEM hoping to get into science writing...

Surviving Your PhD Viva / Dissertation Defense

By James Quinn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 5 months ago 15650 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).

The Importance of Mentoring in Science & Tips for New Mentors

By Maria Valesco, Post-doctoral researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 5 months ago 17721 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...

Seeing Yourself In Science: Reflections Of An Undergraduate

By Jess Walsh, University College Dublin 6 months ago 22191 Views No comments

Our amazing guest blogger Jess Walsh shares her thoughts, wisdom and experience on the issues surrounding diversity in STEM.

Scientific Papers: Tips For More Productive Writing

By Maria Montefinese, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Padova, Italy & Honorary Research Associate, UCL, UK 7 months ago 34505 Views No comments

Do you find it challenging to write scientific papers? Or perhaps you struggle to say motivated, when there are so many other demands on your time? Our fabulous guest blogger Maria Montefinese, from the University of Padova and University College London, shares her top tips for improving the output of your scientific writing...