Adult colouring books are so popular at the moment. From passing idle Sundays to the newest 'mindfulness' tool, colouring books can solve all problems. Shops are full of them. I'm a big fan. There is something really therapeutic about it. Having said that, not being able to find the 'right' colour for a particular feature does distress… Continue reading Introducing: MicroColouring!
I have had a fantastic reaction to the arrival of the new An Anxious Scientist badges! I am hoping that this will be the start of something really great. Several people have contacted me asking if they can get one of them, which is so lovely to hear. I would love at some point to turn… Continue reading The latest lab coat accessory
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 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