Shoa Naqvi

Vifor Pharma
Shoa has a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Münster and is currently Scientific Project Manager at Vifor Pharma.

Articles by Shoa Naqvi

Phd Skills That Landed Me My Corporate Job!

Phd Skills That Landed Me My Corporate Job!

Transitioning from a PhD in Biotechnology to the industry of my choice (scientific communication and marketing) involved an intense period of application and rejection. Every time I got a rejection letter, I feared that the industry probably did not want fresh graduates like me, that they wanted someone with years of experience. These were moments…

Top Factors to consider before applying to a lab

Top Factors to consider before applying to a lab

In today’s times, fierce competition exists in the field of science and technology for positions like Ph.D. or research assistantships. Hence, gaining such a coveted place in a new lab is indeed a moment of exultation for any student. However, it is extremely important that before we embark upon this new journey, we make some…

8 Basic Points to Remember Before Expressing Proteins in Bacterial Systems

8 Basic Points to Remember Before Expressing Proteins in Bacterial Systems

As a protein biochemist and a Ph.D. student, I was given the task to express a eukaryotic protein in a bacterial system. And to say that I was having a hard time would be an understatement. It took me many PCRs, cloning and transformations to get to the right construct that would eventually express the desired…

Building a Successful Scientific Team with Creators, Innovators and Supporters

Building a Successful Scientific Team with Creators, Innovators and Supporters

Whenever we join a new squad, be it our local sports team or a new work group, it is always good to know where exactly we fit in. Knowing our role within a unit is immensely helpful in focusing our energy in the right direction and gives great satisfaction when we efficiently contribute to that…