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Sailing Through Your PhD Thesis: Writing Tips

By Dr. Zeinab Leila Asgarian, University College London, UK 25 days ago 1582 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!

Surviving Your PhD Viva / Dissertation Defense

By James Quinn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 5 months ago 15650 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).

Why strong leadership is vital for great science (and how to create it in your lab)

By Jaana Van Gastel, University of Antwerp, Belgium 7 months ago 34075 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 8 months ago 62938 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...

Maintaining PhD Productivity: Tips for Mindset and Organisation

By Britt Berning 10 months ago 53360 Views No comments

There is so much to think about when undertaking your PhD - reading around your field, carrying out experiments, writing and communicating your research, and so much more. Our fantastic guest blogger Britt Berning shares her top tips for improving organisation and productivity during your PhD...

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

By Karolina Farrell 11 months ago 12471 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 11 months ago 14092 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 11 months ago 17079 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. 11 months ago 11176 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 1 years ago 8085 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.