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Five Essential Tips for Writing Scientific Papers

By Jasmine Pickford, Research Associate at the University of Bristol 10 days ago 569 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 12 days ago 1160 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 1 month ago 1500 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 2 months ago 1613 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 3 months ago 2155 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 3 months ago 1735 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 4 months ago 1467 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 5 months ago 6184 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...

Why strong leadership is vital for great science (and how to create it in your lab)

By Jaana Van Gastel, University of Antwerp, Belgium 5 months ago 10885 Views 1 comment

Why do we need strong leadership in our labs, and how can we achieve it? Read Lab Heroes AwardTM nominee Jaana van Gastel's illuminating article.

Undertaking a PhD in an International Lab

By Sonia Sanz Muñoz, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute 6 months ago 40622 Views No comments

Undertaking a PhD is challenging enough - but then throw in with that, a new country and culture, and maybe a new language, and that's a whole different ball game! Our wonderful guest blogger Sonia Sanz Muñoz shares her experience and tips for coping with the challenges of studying for a PhD in a country far from home...