After my reflection on all of my achievements of 2018 in my previous post, I’ve been thinking about my goals for 2019. Perhaps not surprisingly, the initial list I scribbled down of goals was much longer then the list I had for my achievements but I've managed to shorten my list down to 5 main goals… Continue reading Happy New Year! Looking forward and back [Part 2 – 2019 goals]
I thought I’d kick off my first proper post of 2019 with a look back on everything I have achieved last year and the goals I am setting myself for the new year ahead… Because of the size of the post I have decided to split things up into two separate posts, looking at my… Continue reading Happy New Year! Looking forward and back [Part 1 – 2018 achievements]
Hello everyone, and a very happy new year to you all! I have had a (not-so-) little hiatus from the world of scicomm, taking a break from both my blog and Twitter to really get stuck in to the first year of my PhD. But as we celebrate the new year and I move into… Continue reading Guess who’s back?
Today is super exciting for me because I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! The award is to recognise bloggers that inspire positivity and creativity through their posts and I want to say a huge thanks to Ewen at ewensommerville.com for nominating me. Ewen is a freelance science writer and his posts… Continue reading I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!
This month I have been on holiday to the beautiful Balearic island of Ibiza. Other than the sun, crystal clear waters and iconic nightlife, one of the things I enjoyed the most whilst being away was the food – the Mediterranean diet. And so I wanted this month’s paper feature to be one that looks… Continue reading Paper feature: the benefits of a Mediterranean diet
My first book review is for Lewis Wolpert’s “How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells”. This is a short book (a little over 200 pages) which aims to give the ‘layperson’ a glimpse into the complex world of cell biology. The author is a biologist whose scientific career has been… Continue reading Book feature: “How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells”
In just 5 days it will be my 6-month anniversary of starting my PhD. Which means that I am already a sixth of my way through my time in the lab, and an eighth of my way through my entire PhD. That’s a pretty scary thought... and if I wasn’t already worrying that I’ve not… Continue reading My 6-month review…