5 tips on how to write your PhD thesis and stay sane

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. Continue reading 5 tips on how to write your PhD thesis and stay sane

To internship, or not internship? That is the question

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.

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A day in the life of a cardiovascular biology PhD student

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.

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