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We asked our scientists: what's the best career advice you've ever had?

We asked our scientists: what's the best career advice you've ever had?
By Sam Roome 11 months ago 5133 Views No comments

Throughout our careers, and in our lives, advice and encouragement from people we look up to and admire is often our biggest motivator. We spoke to Hello Bio's team, advisory board, and customers to ask them: what's the best advice you've ever been given?

Go after what makes you excited and happy Professor Min Zhuo, Chair of Physiology at the University of Toronto, Canada

While I was a Research Scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the State University of New York, my supervisor Anthony N Martonosi told me "Don't be afraid of making mistakes - you can always learn from failed experiments". He also told me "Go to the library and read around the topic if you are not sure about your lab experiment" - good practical advice that I now pass to my own students! Professor Elek Molnar, Professor of Neuroscience at Bristol University

My PhD examiner said that I should never stop asking questions - a piece of advice I have never forgotten. Dr Stephen Roome, co-founder and Managing Director of Hello Bio

Albert Szent-Györgyi, a leading biochemist from the University of Szeged where I studied said, "Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” Although I never met him personally, his PhD students Ferenc Guba and Straub F Bruno had a major impact on my training and development. Elek Molnar, Professor of Neuroscience at Bristol University, UK

Follow your curiosity and be passionate about what you do Professor Graham Collingridge, co-winner of The Brain Prize 2016

You do your job every day - so make sure that you choose a career that you enjoy! Dr Samantha Roome, Director of Marketing, Hello Bio

It doesn't matter what you do just make sure you work hard at it James Flanaghan, Head of Product Development, Hello Bio

What's the best career advice you've ever been given? Share in the comments below, on our Facebook Page, or tweet us @hello_bio