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.
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.
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!
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!
What makes a successful science team? Diversity, strong leadership, a shared mindset, and a good support system are just some of the vital ingredients explored by Romi Vandoren of the University of Antwerp, as she uncovers the secrets of effective teamwork for scientists.
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.
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.
The transition from PhD to postdoc can be a tricky one. To navigate the process smoothly it’s essential to make decisions and start planning as early as you can. Dr Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas of the University of Sydney shares her PhD to postdoc story and offers 5 top tips to help make your transition as stress-free as possible.
Thinking of doing a remote science work placement? Second year undergrad Zelia Almeida Bridges shares the highs and lows of an online work experience project along with her advice for supervisors and students alike…
Is there ever a ‘good time’ to become a parent? Starting a family while pursuing a career in science can be a real balancing act, but with the right support, it doesn’t have to be impossible. Behavioural neuroscientist Dr. Justyna Hinchcliffe of the University of Bristol shares her advice, tips for funding and experiences of juggling parenthood whilst pursuing a career in academia...