Did you know that there are fewer human cells in our body than bacterial cells? For the human body to contain anything other than our own cells has always caused controversy; however, the idea of a second genome has been around for a while. Continue reading What is the Second Genome and how does it affect us?
Laboratories are full of scientists who do research on the bench, and at times in front of the computer. They are composed of PhD students and staff like research assistants, post-docs and lab managers. Ideally, working in a lab is like living with other housemates or with other family members. A lab is a well-oiled machine if it operates like a functional household. Continue reading Respect in the lab
“Doing a PhD is hard”, this is what I have heard by many for years. I didn’t understand what this meant, but now three months into my PhD journey, I think I finally understand what everyone was trying to say. Continue reading The struggles of doing a PhD
Starting a PhD during ‘normal’ times is an adventure in itself, the start of a long and exciting academic commitment. But starting a PhD amid a global pandemic has certainly been a completely new experience and one that I couldn’t have ever contemplated. Continue reading Starting a PhD during a pandemic: My Experience
On 3 September, we held our second online chat via Twitter to answer your questions on Working in Industry. Our panelists represented different aspects of the biosciences industry, which included Gerard Collins, Human Resources Director at Sosei Heptares, Marion Vandeputte, an Associate Scientist at Illumina, and Daniel Jamieson, an entrepreneur and Founder of Biorelate. Here we provide the highlights from our online Q&A. Continue reading Working in industry – what’s it all about?