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Writing a Winning Travel Grant Application

By Kate Secombe, Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group, University of Adelaide, Australia 4 days ago 70 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 1 month ago 1358 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. 1 month ago 1621 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.

Learning to make your CASE to policymakers

By Caitlin Burgdorf, BS (PhD candidate at Weill Cornell Medicine) 2 months ago 1126 Views No comments

Politicians and scientists may not always be the best of friends, but researcher Caitlin Burgdorf explains how, and why we should, as scientists engage with policymakers and politicians...

Surviving Your PhD Viva / Dissertation Defense

By James Quinn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 2 months ago 1820 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 2 months ago 1644 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...

Gender Bias From A Woman In Science

By Kay M. Tye, Neuroscientist & Professor at the Salk Institute 3 months ago 32461 Views 6 comments

We are delighted that neuroscientist Kay Tye, Professor at the Salk Institute, and former Associate Professor at MIT, has shared her thoughts, experience and knowledge with us. Read her fascinating, sometimes shocking and extremely thought-provoking article on gender bias in science...

Supporting Women in STEM: All You Need To Know About The 2019 Scientista Symposium

By Jackie Giovanniello, Symposium Director for the Scientista Foundation 3 months ago 1064 Views No comments

Jackie Giovanniello is Symposium Director for the Scientista Foundation - here she talks about women in STEM, the important role of the Scientista Foundation, and the forthcoming Symposium...

Seeing Yourself In Science: Reflections Of An Undergraduate

By Jess Walsh, University College Dublin 3 months ago 1272 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 3 months ago 5674 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...