My good friend Rebecca who I studied with during our undergraduate degree is doing her PhD in microbiology at University of York and runs a really great blog called An Anxious Scientist. She certainly shouldn’t be anxious about her blog, it’s awesome. This month she asked me to write a guest piece for it after… Continue reading Sharing is Caring
Striding into the lab with a cowboy swagger, the scientist plants her feet and stares down the opponent. Tucking back her lab coat, she spins her pipette deftly in its low slung holster. She knows there can only be one winner in this fight. Her adversary returns the steely glare… it is the western blot apparatus.… Continue reading Western Blots: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Conferences are a key part of research, where scientists of all levels get the chance to present their data either through posters, presentations or just chatting informally. This month I volunteered to help out at “EuroGlia” in Edinburgh. This was the 13th annual European meeting on Glial cells in Health and Disease and it covered… Continue reading What cell type would I be?
PhD Day(s) was a pretty useful experience, and surprisingly enjoyable despite the usual pre-presentation nerves. All students do a 20 minute presentation to other students, PIs and anyone else who’s been roped in to attend. It’s all about your project, your results and your future plans. Once again… I was data-light but it was useful… Continue reading PhD Day
Wedding was the best day ever. Would definitely recommend getting married! But overlapping the final stages of wedding planning with the beginning stages of a PhD is something I would discourage as it’s been… somewhat hectic. Thanks to my now-husband for being an awesome support through it all. I would say compartmentalising works but I… Continue reading Wifey
So one of the things I’m also doing is getting married! We’re having the day in Newcastle where we’re from, at the end of this month and there’s a lot left to organise but it’s very exciting. My life is currently of two halves. In the day, I try to cram as much experiments and… Continue reading Hitched
We had our Tissue Repair Away Day this month, where we all presented our work to the other students of our programme and the PIs. I was perhaps overly nervous, as it felt like announcing myself to the world like some sort of debutante ball. Much like a debutante, I suppose, I’m sponsored by an… Continue reading Awa’