Guest blog: Spot the Difference – Bake Off vs Medicinal Chemistry

Guest blog: Spot the Difference – Bake Off vs Medicinal Chemistry

The Great British Bake Off is a TV staple for most of us Brits - and further afield now it is on Netflix! But I often find myself in the lab following a protocol and comparing it to following your favourite recipe. There seems to be a load of similarities between following a recipe and [...]

A day in the life of a PhD student. The Final Year edition.

A day in the life of a PhD student. The Final Year edition.

I have kissed goodbye to those long days in the lab as a PhD student, which at the moment I am SO grateful about! Why? Well, I'm not gunna lie but those last few weeks, months perhaps, were tough! I worked my ass off to finish everything up in time for me to leave the [...]

10 reasons why lab life is actually awesome!

10 reasons why lab life is actually awesome!

Lab life & grad school have got a bad rep! Now, I’m by no means belittling the daily struggles a grad student, postdoc or any researcher might face. Trust me, it’s tough! Pursuing a postgraduate degree in the life sciences is seriously draining physically, mentally, and emotionally. Hey, if getting a PhD and a career [...]

Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners

Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners

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. [...]

Wrapping up in the lab before Christmas

Wrapping up in the lab before Christmas

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, [...]