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 […]Read More Guest blog: Spot the Difference – Bake Off vs Medicinal Chemistry
The writing up stage of a PhD is both incredibly exciting but also a completely terrifying point of the PhD journey. Some people dread it and some can’t wait to reach that stage. Having recently come out the other end myself and submitted my PhD thesis, I thought I would share some of the best […]Read More 5 of the best & worst things about thesis writing
Back in April, you might remember that I was honoured to win two UK blog awards and from that I had the pleasure of being introduced to and meeting many more incredible and inspiring bloggers from around the country. One of those was today’s guest blogger Gemma! I love having guest post on my blog […]Read More Guest blog: 5 tips to create a work/life balance outside of the lab
As I crept closer and closer to the day where I would have to wrap up all my experiments in the lab and then embark on the monstrous task of writing up my PhD thesis, I heard more and more stories about the negatives of writing but I quickly learnt that balancing work and play […]Read More 6 things I’ve done instead of writing my PhD thesis
Today marks one whole week since I handed in my PhD thesis! Happy anniversary to me 😛 It’s a huge milestone for any PhD student and something to be celebrated, to be proud of your accomplishment and embrace being done with writing. But it didn’t take me long to start feeling really weird…. I have […]Read More Ph.Done! … but why do I feel like this?
I’m starting off October with a BIG announcement! Are you ready? *drum roll please* . I SUBMITTED MY PHD THESIS!!! . After 4 years of research, 500 pages, 104790 words, 657 Western blots, faaaar too many PCRs, metabolism assays and failed experiments, billions of stem cells and countless late nights and weekends and finally after […]Read More Ph.Done! … but still not a Dr.
It’s the last post of Spotlight September 2018 … even if it is admittedly a little late, so apologies for that! But this time it is a little different. I have spent the last month introducing you to some more inspirational scientists from around the world. If you missed any of their stories just click […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Class of ’18.
Have I convinced you that scientists some in all shapes and sizes, from all backgrounds and have all sorts of interests yet? Well, regardless of whether I have or haven’t, I love sharing the stories of inspiring scientists from around the world and highlighting the incredible things they are doing. So, without further ado, it […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Mafalda A.
The arrival of September on Soph talks science means it is time for the return of my month long feature; Spotlight September! One thing that I aim to do with my blog is show that ‘being a scientist is not just one thing’. I want to showcase scientists from around the world to break the […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Georgia A-S.
🎶It’s the final countdown!🎶 🎶Do do do do, do-do do do do!🎶 . Writing about having 8 months left, 6 months left and even 3 months left of being a PhD student, I always felt like I had loads of time left. But where the hell has all that time gone!? I am now just […]Read More A PhD update: 1 month to go!