As a bit of festive science fun this year, I set you TWO challenges in a previous blog post and in an Instagram post! Challenge 1 was to come up with your own science inspired Christmas Carol & Challenge 2 was to show me your Christmas lab decorations – and I have not been disappointed. […]Read More Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners
Just like Santa and his Elves are rushing around to get all the presents ready, it’s the final week of lab work before Christmas and grad students round the world are also rushing around trying to finish off experiments and writing goals before the festive break! The organised amongst you are probably already winding down, […]Read More Wrapping up in the lab before Christmas
Whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned pro – lab meetings always bring those slight feelings of fear and anxiety! Whether you don’t want to present your recent data because people are going to tear it apart or whether you don’t want to look like Jon Snow and appear that you know […]Read More How to survive & excel in lab meetings
It’s the middle of October and everyone, whether you’re at nursery, high school, a fresher, or at grad school, is well and truly back to school and in the swing of things. This year was my 23rd – and hopefully final – ‘back to school’. A truly depressing thought I know. But as I have […]Read More 10 secrets to become a successful research student
All PhD students have their own projects to work on. It is your sole focus for about 4 years of your life so understandably you would want to pursue your research question as far and wide as the time (and money!) permits you. However, regardless of how independent you are as a researcher, you will […]Read More How to be a good labmate.
My transfer thesis is FINISHED!!! Finally! Which means this week, I am back to the lab bench ready to discover some more new things in the world of stem cells 🙂 Last month I wrote a post about some of the everyday essentials I use in the lab as a stem cell biologist. But being faced with […]Read More 7 MORE everyday essentials of a stem cell biologist.
What do you think a science research lab looks like? Full of people in long white coats? Lots of really expensive equipment? Shelves scattered with powders and liquids of various colours? Well, you’re right! But if you took a peek behind some of the lab doors you would probably find some things that you REALLY […]Read More 5 things you wouldn’t expect to find in the lab.
Lab life means there are a whole heap of tools I need to use to do experiments and make those exciting discoveries! But only a handful of these are everyday essentials, that without them would make my PhD journey unbearably difficult. . In this weeks blog, I want to show you a slightly different take […]Read More 11 everyday essentials of a stem cell biologist.
Working on embryonic stem cells, my cells need feeding EVERY SINGLE DAY! Which means I have to work weekends too 😦 So, I am often getting texts from friends and family simply asking ‘what am I up to?’ and when I’m in the lab on a weekend, the reply is usually ‘In work. Feeding my […]Read More Feeding time in the lab.