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“I can’t believe they’re letting me write this blog”: Imposter Syndrome, Science, and the Rest of the World

By Brittany Berdy, The Rowland Institute at Harvard, USA 6 months ago 12446 Views No comments

Do you ever feel like a fake or a phony? Ever feel insecure and doubt yourself, often despite evidence to the contrary? Then read our blog post on Imposter Syndrome, by the amazingly talented Brittany Berdy...

Why Scientists Need Great Mentors

By Stuart Maudsley, Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp 6 months ago 15532 Views No comments

Why are mentors important for scientists? What makes a great one? Read this illuminating article by our inspiring guest blogger Stuart Maudsley, Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp.

To Science, or Not To Science? Alternative Careers For PhDs

By Lucka Bibic, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK. 6 months ago 9730 Views No comments

Contemplating life and a career after a science PhD can be daunting - do you stay in academia? Do you even stay in science? Our wonderful guest blogger Lucka Bibic shares her thoughts...

The Life Scientist’s Guide To Promoting Yourself and Your Work

By Sam Roome 6 months ago 6331 Views No comments

Promoting yourself and your work is an important part of any life scientists’ career, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. To help get you started, we’ve put together The Life Scientist's Guide to Promoting Yourself and Your Work. We hope it gives you the tools and know-how to get your research heard, and the confidence to get out there and share your brilliance.

Tips for Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Conferences

By Nina Lichtenberg, UCLA 6 months ago 10874 Views No comments

Do you have a poster presentation looming? Read some top tips from our fantastic guest blogger Nina Lichtenberg, ideal for PhD students and post-docs looking to deliver that perfect poster!

Tips for Oral Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Conferences

By Nina Lichtenberg, UCLA 6 months ago 5145 Views No comments

Conference presentations may be daunting - but it is a skill that can be honed just like any other. Our expert guest blogger Nina Lichtenberg, has shared her advice on nailing that pitch perfect presentation.

The Importance of Science Communication

By Chinmaya Sadangi, University of Toronto 6 months ago 18761 Views No comments

Are you any good at communicating what you do? And why is communicating science so important? Our amazing guest blogger Dr. Chinmaya Sadangi shares his thoughts on why communicating about science, online and ‘out there’ in world, is vital, and how it can make a difference to your own research. Find out more...

Resources for Life Science PhD students

By Sam Roome 6 months ago 5031 Views No comments

One of the things we’re most passionate about is supporting early career life scientists.

As well as publishing our PhD guides here on the blog, speaking to brilliant PhDs for our ‘Interviews with Scientists’ series, and giving our community a platform via our guest blogs, we also have a whole host of resources to help and support you once you get going in the lab. Read on to find out about them...

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Wellbeing

By Sam Roome 7 months ago 4296 Views No comments

We know you love what you do, and we understand how hard life scientists work – and that it’s often out of choice, rather than necessity. But working hard doesn’t mean you have to neglect yourself. Read our guide to find out what wellbeing actually is, and how we scientists can look after ourselves better, and support our colleagues to do the same.

The Most Common PhD Problems & How to Get Past Them

By Lizzie Mann, University of Manchester, UK 7 months ago 20600 Views No comments

When you are starting out on your PhD, we believe you need all the help you can get! As a starting place, check out this advice from our fantastic guest blogger Lizzie Mann on how to deal with some common problems that you may encounter...