By Claudia Bonfio, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
I always thought that being a Postdoc was going to be better and easier than being a PhD student. And this was my feeling when I enthusiastically packed my life in a suitcase and moved to Cambridge from Italy, ready for my new postdoctoral adventure. My dream was then to become a group leader in a top university. It took me about 2 weeks in my new Postdoc life to understand that I was completely wrong. It was not better or easier. I felt completely lost, with no clues about what my future in research would be.
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by James Brown, Education and Public Engagement Manager
I don’t know about you, but I always seem to leave my Christmas shopping to the last minute. Every year I think I have plenty of time, but then before I know it it’s December 24th and I haven’t bought so much as a sprout. So, in an effort to be more organised and to help those of you who are like me, I present the quintessential gift guide for the insatiably curious. And if anyone is looking to get me something, this blog post happily doubles as my wish list. #multitasking
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By Nicola Faramarzi, University of Westminster
Applying for a PhD can be tough. It is unlike other types of job applications and often candidates are not prepared for or aware of the desired formalities involved. Particularly for lab-based PhDs, sending a generic CV and personal statement just will not do.
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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.
Continue reading Experimental Biology 2017 – a showcase for interdisciplinary collaboration