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  • Jun 29 2021

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    So far, I’ve been talking a lot about why I decided to do a PhD, the issues I’ve encountered and what’s my job now that I’ve left academia. But I’ve not really mentioned my actual research. Thinking back to my PhD, it’s almost like the research I’ve carried out sits the background of my personal gro...

  • Mar 30 2021

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    Today's Behind the Research post introduces Molly, an English native who moved to Ireland to pursue a PhD in Dublin. Starting a PhD is an exciting yet daunting experience, however Molly had an additional factor of moving to a new country, and had to make new friends and build a new support network. ...

  • February 3 2021

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    If I had to go back in time and give myself advice, I’d tell myself to be cautious of advice. Advice isn’t necessarily good or bad, but it’s often misguided or the wrong fit. In your scientific career, especially early on, it’s tempting to trust all the guidance tossed your way. More experienced sci...

  • October 16 2020

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    To many, time is a way of telling us when to do things or expect things to be done: when to meet, when to eat, when to sleep, but what is the scientific definition of time? One source defines it as the “indefinite and continuous duration…in which events succeed one another“, meaning the past is the ...

  • September 20 2020

    Bethany Nichols is a computational plant scientist who engages in several crafts, from sewing and crochet to botanical illustrations and graphic design. We talked about how computational science can be used to predict seed dispersal patterns, how line graphs are overrated, and how creative skills ca...

  • July 7 2020

    After weeks of quarantine, universities are ramping up research, allowing scientists to continue their fieldwork and benchwork. For many of us, returning to the lab brings mixed feelings. Personally, I want to continue my research. But on the other hand, I haven’t missed the sensation of messing up ...

  • July 4 2020

    As soon as the labwork started, all other tasks suffered. Of course if the situation changes, you will have to adjust your planning, but somehow my mind was not ready to compromise. As a result, I kept on trying to write in the same pace as before. Of course this was doomed to fail since I now only ...

  • June 1 2020

    Are you also going back to the lab after the lockdown? Below you will find how I experienced the start-up of the labwork after only working from home for three months. Past three months I spend sorting out my data and writing manuscripts, which gave me a good overview of the status of all the projec...

  • May 7 2020

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                                                          BioRoom is a free virtual seminar series where biologists across the world discuss their research in 15 minutes, organized by Carmen Falcone and Elia Magrinelli.   This series has been initiated during the Covid19 quarantine when many other confe...

  • April 20 2020

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    In a finding profoundly distinct to those covered by the news in these trying times, a group of researchers from Tokyo University have discovered a dense population of microbes in fractures found in subseafloor volcanic rock, a similar environment to areas of Mars. The aerobic bacteria were found in...