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...

How to benefit the most from virtual conferences or events?

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How to benefit the most from virtual conferences or events?

November 24, 2020 by Katya Mameishvili

In the previous article of this series, we discussed the benefits and limitations of virtual conferences. Despite limitations, virtual conferences still allow you to share your knowledge, get...

Virtual conferences: friend or foe?

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Virtual conferences: friend or foe?

November 23, 2020 by Katya Mameishvili

Apart from the ‘aha’ moments, one of the biggest excitements in science is traveling to conferences and sharing your findings with other scientists. You get to present your...

Twitter tips for Academics: how to tweet about your publication

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Twitter tips for Academics: how to tweet about your publication

September 21, 2020 by Katya Mameishvili

In the previous article of this series, we discussed the benefits of tweeting your next publication and preprint, such as expanding your paper’s reach and boosting citations. Here...

Under the Microscope: what are DNA, RNA, and proteins?

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Under the Microscope: what are DNA, RNA, and proteins?

August 28, 2020 by Michael Weiner

What are DNA, RNA, and proteins? “Well, that’s easy,” you may be thinking. “DNA is made from four bases, is in the shape of a right-handed double helix,...

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