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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Lab Intern... From An Intern’s Perspective

By Joris Van Meenen, University of Antwerp 8 days ago 309 Views No comments

With the right planning and preparation, a lab intern can be a truly valuable asset. Here, Joris Van Meenen from the University of Antwerp shares his practical tips on how you can get the most from your intern, whilst ensuring that both your new recruit and the lab reap the rewards!

10 Tips to Create More Efficiency in the Lab

By Hanne Leysen, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerp 22 days ago 1833 Views No comments

Trying to improve your efficiency in the lab? Hanne Leyson, from the University of Antwerp shares some great advice on how to work smarter, not harder in the laboratory...

Sailing Through Your PhD Thesis: Writing Tips

By Dr. Zeinab Leila Asgarian, University College London, UK 2 months ago 3108 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 3 months ago 3016 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 3 months ago 22775 Views No comments

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

Why We Need ‘Credibility in Neuroscience’

By Georgina Hazell, Head of Policy and Campaigns, British Neuroscience Association 3 months ago 1225 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.

Improving public understanding of science

By Mann Virdee & Ella Courtie, University of Birmingham 4 months ago 22503 Views 2 comments

From climate change, to vaccines, astrology to cancer research - how can we improve the public understanding of science? Why are some of the public misunderstanding and what can we do about it? For some answers, read this thoughtful, insightful and honest Hello Bio Blog article by Birmingham University's Ella Courtie and Mann Virdee.

Writing a Winning Travel Grant Application

By Kate Secombe, Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group, University of Adelaide, Australia 4 months ago 32127 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 5 months ago 19944 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...

Why We Need to Make Biomedical Research More Open

By Bronwen Martin, PhD Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical & Veterinary Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium. 5 months ago 21620 Views 1 comment

In our latest blog article, Dr Bronwen Martin, from the University of Antwerp discusses why she believes the current structure of biomedical research is hampering the search for effective treatments, and what we can all, as scientists, do about it.