Live up to your principles, even if it means shooting yourself in the foot (or not)

Sometimes, I’m a reviewer. As a researcher-in-training, I’ve learned about the flaws of the peer-reviewed-publication-impact-factor system almost at the same time I’ve learned of its existence. Submission and reviewing process can end up being more detrimental than beneficial for the quality of research. At the end of my PhD I became convinced, and I still… Read More Live up to your principles, even if it means shooting yourself in the foot (or not)

“It’s simply time to say No!” to abusive behavior and toxic interactions

How many of us have either suffered or know someone that has dealt with abusive behavior and toxic interactions in their working place?We all know someone, right? Recently, this article “Overcoming Microaggressions in the Lab” written by Kawanda Foster got my full attention and voiced deep and important problems, often hidden. More awareness is needed!Importantly,… Read More “It’s simply time to say No!” to abusive behavior and toxic interactions

A Great & Bright effort – Covid19 Vaccine

A Bright Christmas #27 Happy Holidays Everyone 🙂 Despite this intense and concerning year, we should take a moment to reflect that due to a huge effort of scientists we are finally getting people around the world vaccinated against the SarsCov2 virus that has taken to this date 1.76 Million lives worldwide! This terrific achievement,… Read More A Great & Bright effort – Covid19 Vaccine