On Friday June 30th, Helen Brown (Chair), Amiee Allen (Undergraduate) and I headed to the University of Leeds for the first in a series of three Summer Roadshows, designed and organised by the Microbiology Society ECM Forum Exec Committee. We hoped to use them as an opportunity for early career researchers to hear a couple… Continue reading The ECM Forum Roadshow launch!
I have now spent a month at the Yorkshire Museum on my placement and it has really given me a bit of breathing room from my PhD. This has afforded me a bit of time to get certain things in order. First off, I have finally begun to write the children's book that has been… Continue reading An Anxious Scientist heads to Instagram!
This week I have decided to do things a little differently and, rather than giving a recap on what I have been up to, I am going to give you the story behind one of the coolest items in the Yorkshire Museum collection -- the Middlesbrough Meteorite. I have become involved in it this week… Continue reading A brief introduction to the Middlesbrough Meteorite
I am writing this post a little behind schedule after a busy weekend hosting various Swimming & Water Polo events (shameless plug for how amazing the Club is for being shortlisted for Club of the Year and Campaign of the Year, in part due to the fantastic #UYSWCvCancer fundraising). All ready for the arrival and… Continue reading Week 3 – Outreach, GoPros and dogs at polling stations
I can't believe I am two weeks through my placement already! I'm having the best time and I'm learning so much fossil-related information that I do sometimes feel like my biologist brain might explode! I was only in for four days this week because of the bank holiday. My favourite day was spent going through a… Continue reading Week 2 with the YMT science team
A key part of my PhD is a three month work placement (PIPS) which you can take anywhere you choose. I decided to go to the Yorkshire Museum because I'm super keen on science communications and I thought a place such as a museum would provide a really interesting take on it. I started this… Continue reading Dinosaur prints and other fossils: my first week at the Yorkshire Museum
I haven't posted for a while so I thought that I would give a little update as to what's been going on and how life as a second year PhD student really is -- full of giving lots and lots of presentations and trying to fit your lab work in around them. That might be… Continue reading PhD: the P stands for presentations…
Last week I traveled from York to Birmingham to attend my first meeting with the Microbiology Society Early Career Microbiologist (ECM) executive committee (bit of a mouthful..!). I officially started as Communications Representative this month and other than a Skype conversation I was yet to meet the rest of the committee. I was a little… Continue reading Communication and networking
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my PhD gave to me... 12 poster panics 11 looming deadlines 10 career crises 9 early mornings 8 lonely weekends 7 dodgy growth curves 6 stressful meetings 5 breakdowns 4 presentations 3 dead cells 2 failed clones And a not-significant result
I have been putting off writing my next blog post for a while. After the events of June 24th it felt like everyone on my Facebook and Twitter feeds had written, ranted and argued the so-felt imminent economic demise of the country and in all honesty, I did not (and still do not) feel in… Continue reading A reluctant post-Brexit blog