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Registration is now OPEN for our inaugural LabLife Conference!

Registration is now OPEN for our inaugural LabLife Conference!

We’re delighted to announce that the inaugural Hello Bio LabLife Conference will take place on 30th June 2022! Find out more about this exciting new virtual event for early career scientists, and register for your free ticket today!

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Examining Your First Dissertation Defense

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Examining Your First Dissertation Defense

Sitting on your first dissertation defense (or viva) panel is a big responsibility and you’ll want to make sure things go as smoothly as possible for all involved. That’s why we’ve gathered some top tips from seasoned examiners to make sure your first experience on a defense panel is a positive one.

How to Successfully Collaborate with a Computational Neuroscientist

How to Successfully Collaborate with a Computational Neuroscientist

Collaborating with theoretical computational scientists can help wet lab groups get more out of their data - but fostering the relationship is key to its success. Here Kanaka Rajan, award-winning neuroscientist and Assistant Professor at the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, shares four core principles to help promote a more productive collaboration with computational scientists.

The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 2

The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 2

There’s no sugar-coating it. A PhD is a big commitment that requires patience, determination, and an appetite for success! In the second of her brilliant two-part series, Dr Noelia D Falcon of the University of East Anglia shares her recipe for the perfect PhD experience.

The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 1

The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 1

A PhD is no piece of cake, yet if you add the right ingredients at the right times, you might just whip up something truly satisfying! In the first of a two-part series, Dr Noelia D Falcon of the University of East Anglia shares her recipe for PhD success!

Work Hard, Play Hard: Finding A Healthy Balance as a Scientist

Work Hard, Play Hard: Finding A Healthy Balance as a Scientist

Many scientists struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance and it can feel like a mission impossible. In this guest blog, Bregje Christiaenssen of the University of Antwerp shares some useful tips to help you maintain the right balance while having some fun along the way!

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Applying for Postdocs

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Applying for Postdocs

So you’ve nearly submitted your PhD dissertation, but what next? If you’re looking to apply for a postdoc position, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why we’ve put together The Life Scientists’ Guide to Applying for Postdocs, containing fantastic advice from experienced scientists to help you take that next step on your life science journey.

Graduate School Funding: Advice for Science Students

Graduate School Funding: Advice for Science Students

Graduate school is a dream and aspiration for many science students, but the application process for financial support can be time-consuming and complicated. Vanessa Mwebaza Muwanga, a PhD candidate in Clinical Science & Immunology at the University of Cape Town shares valuable advice on research, planning and mindset to help maximise your chances of submitting a successful funding application.

Under Pressure: Breaking Free from the Stress of Your PhD

Under Pressure: Breaking Free from the Stress of Your PhD

The pressure of a PhD can be all-consuming. As your thesis deadline looms, it’s easy to buckle under the strain of anxiety, imposter syndrome and outright exhaustion. Dr Noelia D Falcon, a senior research associate at the University of East Anglia, shares her experiences of coping with PhD pressure, and speaks openly about dealing with a period of grief during one of the most stressful times in her life.

Mental Health & Wellbeing for Scientists: Support Pack

Mental Health & Wellbeing for Scientists: Support Pack

Here are some resources that aim to support your mental health and wellbeing, wherever you are in your scientific career...