So after years spent in the lab working on your PhD project, the time has finally come to write it all up. For many scientists this is the most daunting task throughout their studies, if not career. While some people love writing and will have it done in no time, others might struggle and find the process mentally draining.
By Matthew Nolan, University of Oxford
The decision to begin a PhD is probably one of the biggest you’ll ever make in your career. A significant step up in both scope and expectation from undergrad, the prospect can at first seem a little daunting.
By Ian O’Neill, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK
Over the past two decades the research into the ‘microbiome’ has increased substantially and has revealed that there are complex ecosystems of microbes living on or within us from birth.
By Caroline Wood, University of Sheffield
Climate change, drought, and insect pests – surely these are the greatest threats to food security? It may surprise you, but in certain regions it is actually other plants which are the farmer’s worst fear.
By James Brown, Education and Public Engagement Officer, Biochemical Society
In April, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Experimental Biology conference in Chicago.