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The Importance of Mentoring in Science & Tips for New Mentors

By Maria Valesco, Post-doctoral researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 14 days ago 868 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 20 days ago 27737 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 1 month ago 797 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 1 month ago 999 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 2 months ago 5300 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 2 months ago 10101 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 3 months ago 39635 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...

The Life Scientist's Guide To Cost-Saving In The Lab

By Karolina Farrell, UCL, United Kingdom 3 months ago 4549 Views No comments

One of the biggest challenges for life scientists is working within budgets to make grants and funding go further. In this Life Scientist's Guide To Cost-Saving In The Lab, neuroscience PhD student Karolina Farrell from UCL shares her top tips for cutting costs (not corners) in the lab...

Growing up in Academia: My PhD Story

By Gemma Lamp, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia 3 months ago 1751 Views No comments

Gemma Lamp a PhD Candidate at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, shares her fascinating personal story of growing up in academia...

Multidisciplinary Teamwork: Tips for a Productive and Harmonious Workplace

By Paola Pinti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UCL, UK 3 months ago 2439 Views No comments

As scientists, we often need to work in multidisciplinary teams, where people with very different backgrounds and skills all collaborate to achieve the same goal. Our fantastic guest blogger Paola Pinti shares some great tips for making that multidisciplinary team productive and harmonious...