Guest Posts

Beyond the Manuscript: Maximizing Impact through Diverse Writing Outlets

Beyond the Manuscript: Maximizing Impact through Diverse Writing Outlets

Sharing your work through scientific papers is vital for your career progression, but how can you reach wider audiences with your written work? In this article, Dr Bronwen Martin shares advice on maximizing the impact of your science writing through publication in alternative outlets such as social media, blogs, magazines, and more!

Crafting a Statement of Purpose for Funding Applications

Crafting a Statement of Purpose for Funding Applications

Applying for science funding requires a huge amount of preparation, and something often overlooked is the importance of a strong statement of purpose. In this remarkable new article, Dr. Jazmine I. Benjamin shares valuable advice for crafting a solid personal statement that will make your STEM funding application stand out!

Mastering Networking for Science: How To Boost Your Profile

Mastering Networking for Science: How To Boost Your Profile

Whether you’re at an in-person event or making new contacts online, being able to network with confidence is an essential skill that all life scientists should master. In this helpful article, science communicator Dr Elodie Chabrol shares practical advice on making valuable connections and building a professional online profile in the world of STEM.

The Importance of a Good Support System During Your PhD

The Importance of a Good Support System During Your PhD

A good support system is essential when facing the rigorous challenges of a life science PhD. In this great new guest blog, Dr Amber Jones of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA, shares her gratitude for the support she received on her PhD journey, and the value of meaningful mentoring.

Cultivating a Creative Career in Scicomm

Cultivating a Creative Career in Scicomm

Scicomm expert Dr Renaud Pourpre is a ‘science storyteller’ who is passionate about sharing STEM research in innovative ways. In this article, he shares his journey into creative scicomm and offers advice for those hoping to follow in his footsteps.

Jeff Watkins - A chemist with enormous impact upon neurobiology

Jeff Watkins - A chemist with enormous impact upon neurobiology

We’re celebrating the life and work of Jeff Watkins (1929-2023), an inspiring chemist who contributed enormously to neuroscience research, and whose entrepreneurial career led to the evolution of Hello Bio. Find out more about this incredible scientist and his legacy, from those who knew and worked with him…

How Can We Increase the Visibility of LGBTQIA+ Researchers in STEM?

How Can We Increase the Visibility of LGBTQIA+ Researchers in STEM?

Despite the rise in wider acceptance and discussion of LGBTQIA+ rights, many scientists within the gay community remain isolated and often closeted in the workplace. Guest author Ray Das of the University of Sussex discusses how and why we should be increasing the visibility of LGBTQIA+ researchers in STEM…

Overcoming Challenges as a Woman in STEM

Overcoming Challenges as a Woman in STEM

For women in STEM, inequality remains a problem and brings with it numerous challenges for those seeking to pursue successful and rewarding life science careers. In this guest blog, Gagandeep Kaur of Howard University, USA, considers some of the challenges and shares ways to overcome them.

From Desire to Determination: A Positive Mindset for PhD Success

From Desire to Determination: A Positive Mindset for PhD Success

Developing a strong & determined mindset is crucial for combatting the challenges you will undoubtedly face on the path to your life science PhD. Guest blogger Dr Abiola Isawumi shares his advice & tips on maintaining a positive mindset for PhD success…

Navigating the Mentor-Mentee Relationship

Navigating the Mentor-Mentee Relationship

An effective mentor-mentee relationship takes time, commitment, and mutual respect. It can pull down barriers for underrepresented minorities, and can be the make or break of a scientist’s career trajectory. In this guest blog, experienced mentor Dr Enitome Bafor shares her thoughts on creating and cultivating a strong and successful relationship with your mentor.