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The Life Scientists’ Guide to Presenting at Conferences

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 6656 Views No comments

How do you cope with nerves when presenting at a conference? What's the best way to practise giving your presentation? And how do you write your content? The Life Scientists' Guide to Presenting at Conferences is packed full of advice from experts, as well as some excellent tips from our community of scientists - helping you deliver your next scientific presentation with confidence and flair!

Sailing Through Your PhD Thesis: Writing Tips

By Dr. Zeinab Leila Asgarian, University College London, UK 3 months ago 3599 Views 1 comment

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!

Writing a Winning Travel Grant Application

By Kate Secombe, Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group, University of Adelaide, Australia 5 months ago 32424 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...

Surviving Your PhD Viva / Dissertation Defense

By James Quinn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 7 months ago 16227 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 Life Scientist's Guide To Cost-Saving In The Lab

By Karolina Farrell, UCL, United Kingdom 10 months ago 6878 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...

Multidisciplinary Teamwork: Tips for a Productive and Harmonious Workplace

By Paola Pinti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, UCL, UK 10 months ago 4629 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...

My PI & I: What Makes A Good Student-Supervisor Relationship?

By Karolina Farrell 1 years ago 14982 Views No comments

Once you’ve found a supervisor that you want to work with, it’s important to make sure that you can communicate well with them. Whatever your research area is, your supervisor should be able to support you and your learning while also challenging you to ask questions you haven’t thought of before. Here, our guest blogger Karolina Farrell shares her advice on how to achieve a good working relationship with your supervisor.

“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 1 years ago 14297 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 1 years ago 19305 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. 1 years ago 11661 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...