I talk about science ALOT – if you haven’t noticed! And I like sharing insights into what I do in day to day life as a scientist – so I started this ‘A day in the life of a PhD student’ series on my blog. Now – I rant and rave about how different every […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. The Scicomm Edition.
Being a PhD student working in a lab environment, no two days are the same! Of course, there are always some techniques and tasks that you need to do a few days or even weeks running – that is the nature of research – but you are always moving forward or changing direction with what […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student: Chapter 6.
. Bri’s blog posts were ones that inspired me to start my Day in the Life of a PhD student feature so you could get a taste of how varied my days in the lab could be. So there was no better place to start with the guest blogs to show how varied PhDs are […]Read More Guest blog: A Day in the Life of a PhD student. Bri L.
As a PhD student, I often get asked the question ‘So what do you do?’ A simple enough question. A simple enough answer of ‘I research embryonic stem cells and how they use oxygen concentration and glycolysis, a type of metabolism, to stay as stem cells’. But sometimes I then get asked ‘No! I mean […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 5.
Hello and welcome to yet another insight into my daily life as a PhD student in a stem cell lab! After a slow January with cells and experiments, February is here and the incubator is overflowing with cells – mainly for my experiments actually so I thought it was time to update you with another […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 4.
PhDs are full of amazing opportunities and memorable moments – but this one I didnt expect to have. The opportunity to teach high school students about me, my lab life and my research! I have always said that I could NEVER be a teacher – but after today I feel like maybe I could. So […]Read More My first steps to inspiring the new generation of scientists.
Christmas is over and now it’s time to head back to studying, researching and working! That daunting early morning alarm that you haven’t heard for weeks, cold and wet mornings combined with spending too much time on my first day back in the freezers is not something I want to be doing to try and […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 3.
It’s most definitely been a while since I showed you what a typical day for me as a PhD student is like. So, since Chapter 1. I have finished all the experiments I needed for my transfer thesis, written that in full and had my transfer viva date set. Scary! One of the main reasons behind […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 2.
Since my I won my first science prize!!! …. well sort of! blog post all the way back in February, I’ve actually won a science prize! It was another three minute thesis competition – but it was the actual university- wide competition where I won the audience prize within my Faculty’s heat- so I must have some […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 1.