How to help your student finish a research project on time

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How to help your student finish a research project on time

March 30, 2022 by Mirela Boston

Besides gaining your PhD or postdoctoral, it is important to develop your soft skills, such as mentoring, communication and project management. Taking time to co-supervise MSc students in...

How to make your lab greener: an interview with the FMP Green Initiative

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How to make your lab greener: an interview with the FMP Green Initiative

September 10, 2021 by Joanna Patterson-Cross

While research labs generate data that can have life-changing effects in many fields, they also have a significant environmental footprint, producing enough waste to cover an area the...

How to write a good scientific paper: a step-by-step guide

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How to write a good scientific paper: a step-by-step guide

June 9, 2021 by Katya Mameishvili

Who wouldn’t like to see their scientific paper published in a good journal? Yet, putting together a manuscript for the first time might feel like a complex, challenging...

With great power comes great responsibility: understanding the importance of mentoring

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With great power comes great responsibility: understanding the importance of mentoring

February 26, 2021 by Joanna Patterson-Cross

The origins of mentoring Mentoring. A word we often hear throughout our career, but what does it really mean? We can begin to answer this question by probing...

Lab new year resolutions

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Lab new year resolutions

January 11, 2021 by Vicky Hatch

It’s that time of year again. Time to tell yourself you will do things. The things you keep meaning to do, but you don’t. January – the month...

Under the Microscope: What is PCR and how is it used to detect SARS-CoV-2?

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Under the Microscope: What is PCR and how is it used to detect SARS-CoV-2?

December 4, 2020 by Michael Weiner

What is PCR? Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCRs) are often used in research to amplify genetic material, and, as a scientist, you probably don’t give the process a second...

Five things to be thankful for in your science-world

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Five things to be thankful for in your science-world

November 26, 2020 by Joanna Patterson-Cross

Many Americans think of Thanksgiving as the start of the holiday season and use it as a time to reflect on what they are thankful for in their...

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