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Stress in the Lab – Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Stress In The Lab wistiaEmbed = Wistia.embed("a6rnv15lg2"); In this webinar you will learn about the different stresses that affect scientists in day-to-day lab life how to effectively...
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What to Expect From Your PhD Supervisor, and What They Should Expect From You

In this webinar you will learn: what you should expect from your PhD supervisor what is expected from you as a student how to pick a great supervisor and maintain a good working...
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What To Do If Your Graduate Supervisor Is Not Supporting You

The relationship you have with your supervisor during the course of your PhD is a critical one. Like all other personal or professional relationships it can range from being harmonious to disastrous. Choosing a...
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Book review: ‘How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper’ by Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel

One of our PhD students recently became silent and withdrawn. I couldn't understand why: he is getting a lot of results, has many friends and a popular and easy-going person in general. Then I’ve heard that...
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Common Reasons for Nightmare PhDs

From pre-doc to postdoc, there are many instances that can transform a perfectly good PhD program into a nightmarish one. Here are the most common scenarios to watch out for in graduate school - and some ideas...
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Top 10 Tips for Viva Success

The viva voce, or the defense, is the final hurdle in becoming a doctor (of philosophy of course). It is also often the most feared part of completing a PhD, fueled by horror stories of evil examiners and 8...
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10 Uses for a PhD Thesis

Earning a PhD is something to be proud of. It represents years of hard work and an original contribution to science. And yet, the main product of this labor is a very large, rather dull book that gathers...
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The Changing Face of the Graduate Student

As many of you may already be aware, one of the defining characteristics of a graduate student is his/her innate ability to locate free food. I, too, possess such clairvoyant abilities. Often, munching on free...
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How To Start Your PhD The Right Way

You have just finished your undergraduate studies, or perhaps you have been working in the field for a while, you are full of energy and zest and you want to prove to the world that you are carved from the...
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What Do You Get For The Grad Student Who Has Everything?

As the holiday season approaches, I'm sure many of you are asking yourself what to get for that special grad student in your life.  Or perhaps you'd like to treat yourself this year!  But what do you get for...
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