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Lauren Tebay

Lauren obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with Cell Biology from Trinity College Dublin and her PhD in molecular biology from the University of Dundee. Her interests include oxidative stress, lipid metabolism, long walks on the beach and getting completely lost in a good book series!

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Using Word to Write Your Thesis: Miscellaneous Bits and Bobs

Rounding off our series of tips for writing your thesis in Microsoft Word, the final post covers page numbering, shortcut tips, and cover pages.

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15 Dec 2020 Software and Online Tools

Using Word to Write your Thesis: Creating a Master Document

The end is in sight! You’ve drafted your individual thesis chapters and now it’s time to combine them into a single thesis master document. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to get your thesis submission-ready.

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10 Dec 2020 Software and Online Tools

Using Word to Write your Thesis: Making a Table of Contents, Inserting Captions, and Cross-referencing

Our latest tips for thesis writing with Word highlight three useful tools that can help you effortlessly create an easily navigatable thesis using built-in Word tools.

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01 Dec 2020 Software and Online Tools

Troublesome Site-Directed Mutagenesis: Troubleshooting Your Experiment for Stubborn Mutations

As is sadly the case in many experiments, site-directed mutagenesis (SDM) does not always work the way we would like it to the first time around. Here are a few tips to help you on your way when trying to troubleshoot a bothersome SDM reaction!

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27 Nov 2020 PCR, qPCR and qRT-PCR

Using Word to Write your Thesis: Creating an Outline

Get your thesis writing off to a great start by learning how to create a thesis outline in Microsoft Word.

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26 Nov 2020 Software and Online Tools

Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity During Thesis Writing

For many scientists the most intimidating aspect of undertaking a PhD isn’t the long hours in the lab or the uncertain nature of the job length in academia that follows it. It’s the thought of attempting to write up 4+ years of work into a single cohesive thesis! The thesis writing process can vary greatly…

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19 Sep 2016 Soft Skills and Tools&Writing, Publishing and Presenting

Brushing up on your excel skills, part 3

Having brushed up on our referencing, constructing calculations and basic functions, let’s move on to some intermediate functions that could potentially save you time and hassle in the lab. First up, filling! Filling Filling is my new favourite useful function in Excel, one that admittedly I didn’t know existed until very recently, but I’m making…

09 Jul 2016 Software and Online Tools

Dealing with tension and conflict in the lab

A busy research lab can be a challenging place to work for a variety of reasons. Science is a high pressure environment, often with looming grant or research paper deadlines, troublesome reagents, and experimental failure. Combined, these factors can cause many kinds of strife in the workplace, here are a few examples and some of my top tips for dealing with them!

09 Jul 2016 Dealing with Fellow Scientists&Personal Development&PhD Survival&Survive and Thrive

The Do’s and Don’ts of Making and Presenting a Scientific Poster

At a conference, a poster can be a great tool for drawing people into conversation. Not only do you have something to break the ice with, you can also get really useful feedback from a completely different perspective! To make sure you get the most out of your poster time it’s important to have a…

09 Jul 2016 Writing, Publishing and Presenting

Are you being bullied by your boss?

There are many kinds of supervisors out there, ranging from the amazingly laid back to the crazy micromanagers. There are various strategies for dealing with all of them, but what do you do when your boss is a bully?

09 Jul 2016 Dealing with Fellow Scientists&PhD Survival&Survive and Thrive

Brushing Up On Your Excel Skills: Part Two

Last time we brushed up on cell referencing and constructing formulae to use Excel for some basic and some slightly more advanced calculations. This time we’re going to move on to using some built-in Excel functions and go through how to apply all that we’ve done so far to a worked example that is relevant…

15 Jun 2015 Lab Statistics & Math&Software and Online Tools

Brushing Up On Your Excel Skills: Part One

Microsoft Excel can be a really powerful, useful tool for certain kinds of data processing and record keeping, and the chances are you probably don’t even know how to use half of the functions it comes with! That’s OK, personally, I find Excel a bit less user-friendly than Word, but also it’s a programme I…

10 Jun 2015 Lab Statistics & Math&Software and Online Tools

5 Top Tips for Surviving Your First Conference

One of the really exciting parts of being involved in research is the opportunity to travel to a conference (hopefully at an exotic location!) to present your work and get to see presentations from the major players in your chosen field. Now you’ll probably have all sorts of frivolous reasons for not wanting to go…

16 Feb 2015 Career Development & Networking&Writing, Publishing and Presenting

Top Ten Science Site for Tea-Break Reading

  We all know the feeling, you have a short incubation or time point where there won’t be enough time to start something new or get anything massively productive done, but you can’t just do nothing for 15 min! This tends to be when time-suck websites like Facebook or Twitter take over. Instead, how about…

03 Dec 2014 Fun Stuff
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