Experiments not working? Data not repeatable? Never fear, follow these simple guidelines to ensure experimental success: 1.) PCR PCR is a fickle thing, one day it will work beautifully the next when you need to rerun the exact same experiment.. nothing happens. Why? A quick pray to the PCR gods should help your PCR work … Continue reading 10 tips for the superstitious scientist
Where are all the plant scientists? This week I went on a mission- to find more plant science blogs to follow. Although science publications are great for communicating science to each other, it is nice to read about what others are doing in a less academic setting- via blogs. I follow a whole bunch … Continue reading Does plant science have a image problem?
This week you get an extra post from me- I have started back at work, and my anxious brain is in overdrive. Why? I am not too sure- there is obviously something worrying me, but it's buried somewhere I can't get to at the moment. So I thought I would sit and have a bit … Continue reading Inside the anxious brain
I love conferences- I have always enjoyed learning and listening about new science, so to be able to have a few days devoted to science and hearing about the science happening in other labs across the world is amazing. Conferences are a really important part of PhD life- as they get you networking, and talking about your … Continue reading Conference Life
Hi everyone, I am super excited to have been nominated for the versatile blogger award by Charlotte (A Flailing Biologist) 🙂 -Thank you so much! Charlotte is a soon to be PhD student at the university of Exeter who blogs about a range of subjects on her personal blog- including preparations for beginning her PhD, as … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award