If you’re currently looking for a PhD project or if you’re in your first year, I hope this blog can give you some guidance and useful advice on what to expect during your journey as a PhD student.
By Sarah Madden, The Royal Institution & University of Cambridge
Picture this. You’re in the lab. You have too many experiments/ too much writing/too much reading to do (delete as appropriate!). You can feel the panic rise through your body. Your palms begin to feel sweaty and you can feel your heart beating in your chest. Odds are if you’re a PhD student you’ve been there.
By Tom Keeley, King’s College London, UK
I’ve spent the last three years looking for a better way to recreate and observe cell responses in the laboratory. This has been the focus for my PhD, ‘Defining an in vitro model of normoxia and its implications for nitric oxide signalling’, which I’ve been researching in the Vascular Biology Lab in the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at King’s College London.
By Sophie Arthur, University of Southampton
Finishing your finals during undergrad is one of the most amazing feelings! The relief and complete lack of stress is a welcome release from being hunched over a desk for hours and days on end. But as you transition into graduand life and are awaiting that day you can wear that cap and gown, the same question keeps cropping up; ‘So, what are you going to do now?’