Can you imagine a lab where you feel part of a great team, where your PI makes you feel valued and, at the same time, motivates you and inspires you? Are you lucky enough to share your days with colleagues who are friendly, excited about their work and always happy to discuss or help? Do… Read More New blogger Ana Amaral: An academic saga in 3 chapters
Here’s a peek into the dark corners of my mind A career is a linear phenomenon: we decide what we want to become when we grow up, and from that time, all we do needs to stand in light of that goal. There is a ladder, and people step off at different stages, whenever they… Read More Leaving academia: A touchy subject
And then the sky opened up The best part about the ESOF conference earlier this month in Toulouse is that it reminded me on why I wanted to be a scientist in the first place: because the world is interesting, finding out new things is fun, and it is rewarding to do things that try… Read More Post ESOF: how science warmed my heart
According to historians and Yuval Noah Harari in particular (the author of the book “Homo Sapiens”), people started using fire approximately 300,000 years ago. When I read about that, I started thinking: “So many years! How it is possible, that people still die in fires and have not learned how to handle fire safely?”. But until recently… Read More A very hot topic
While struggling to remember people’s names (most of them seem to be Anna or Maria, how can I still get that wrong?), or to recognize the right floor (it’s the one with the black sofas and red carpet, not the one with the black carpet and red sofas) I realize it has been 4.5 years since I… Read More Testing the water: my internship at VR
No matter what your relation to science is, be it “I think research, dream experiments and breathe hypotheses” or “I do appreciate my phone and not dying from a common cold”, this is something for you! On the 14th of April, yes indeed, this very Saturday, there will be another March for Science! *crowds cheer,… Read More Science is in the air!
Most of us suffer from procrastination tendencies. Luckily, there are techniques we can use to beat them. Finding a technique that works for you is a better strategy than simply deciding to stop procrastinating and relying on your willpower to follow through on your decision. One of the techniques I use is called the Pomodoro… Read More How a tomato helps me to stop procrastinating and start working