Reference Management Software Zotero

If you are a researcher who is conducting a research that involves literature evaluation, chances are that using a reference management software will be of great help in storing, organising and automatically cite your sources. There are various types of … Read More »

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Surviving the viva

This week I stood for my PhD viva and passed with minor corrections. So I thought where best to start my first blog for jobs.co.uk, than with sharing my viva experience whilst it’s still fresh. For those who might not … Read More »

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Journal clubs: an interesting tradition

Depending on your boss, in the laboratory in which you work there might be a tradition of dedicating some of the lab meetings to holding journal club sessions. In journal clubs, one or two members of the lab pick what … Read More »

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What does it take to be a bio-scientist? A personal opinion.

Here we are in the first week of 2016 (Happy New Year, by the way!), and I have just finished writing a report on our recent outreach activity at Universitè de Montrèal, Canada. You might have read about it here. … Read More »

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The negative impact of not teaching about “impact”

While studying at the University of Florence in my undergrad times I had the honour of being mentored by the late Prof. Ivano Bertini. Prof. Bertini was “unusual”: energetic, funny, passionate and sometimes very hard to deal with. All this … Read More »

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Conflicts of interest: pedagogy, professional practice and research

Google my name and you will soon see that I am not afraid of a bit of controversy or self-publicity. For me it comes with the territory of being both a researcher and a journalist – I have to be … Read More »

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The art of planning in science

I got the idea for this post from a recent conversation that I happened to have while ordering some DNA from a famous California-based company. Just as a quick background, it is now possible to routinely order genes encoding for … Read More »

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The Future of Interdisciplinarity with Professor Brian Cox

Last week I attended a distinguished lecture as part of the University of Warwick’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Professor Brian Cox and Dr Michael Scott discussed the future for Arts-Science collaboration, how public engagement and impact are influencing interdisciplinary activity and … Read More »

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Going digital: How to communicate and showcase your skills

I had the pleasure of attending a thought-provoking workshop hosted by jobs.ac.uk and Piirus on the topic of being a digital academic at the University of Warwick. One of the speakers was Andy Tattersall (@AndyTattersall) who is an information specialist based at … Read More »

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Making Your Mark: Academia, Social Media and Employability

The title of this blog has been lifted from an informative, candid and thought-provoking talk delivered by Dr Nadine Muller, Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. Nadine’s talk formed part of a stimulating workshop hosted by jobs.ac.uk … Read More »

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