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7 reasons why we get stressed during our PhD

PhD students have a 2.43 times higher risk of developing a psychiatric disorder than the rest of the highly educated population. Females and gender-nonconforming...
Zeribe Nwosu

A Day in the Life: “Thank you to everyone contributing to the continuity of...

Zeribe Nwosu talks about how he splits every working day into two phases, and how he is inspired by researchers across the globe, "especially...
Bethan Rogoyski

A Day in the Life: Convergent Evolution and Niche Behaviour: Lab-life versus write-up

Siblings Bethan and Oliver Rogoyski are PhD students a year apart from each other. Here we see how much difference a year makes in...
Meryem Aarab

A Day in the Life: “We are modern day science supported by past knowledge”

Meryem Aarab writes about her work with lung cancer, and what inspires her to inspire others and help other people, including volunteering in a...
Cora Olpe

A Day in the Life: Cora Olpe’s Access Badge

After spending what is described as "a rather painful night inside moderately aromatic boot", Cora Olpe's access badge takes us through a typical...
Sara Azeem

A Day in the Life: “Trying to beat the most insidious cancer in history”

Sara Azeem weighs up what is more difficult between "trying to beat the most insidious cancer in history or entertaining a toddler". 24 September is...
Kerryn Elliott

A Day in the Life: “It is a very rewarding job”

Based in Sweden, Kerryn Elliott works with bioinformaticians to look at how the Sun's UV light causes DNA damage using cells grown from human...
Agata Nyga

A Day in the Life: “Curiosity is contagious”

Agata Nyga explains how she looks at understanding how cell mechanics work, combining both wet laboratory experiments with computational analysis. 24 September is World Cancer...
Arthur Dyer

A Day in the Life: PhD to PI – 6 researchers at 6 career...

24 September is World Cancer Research Day, which raises awareness of the important and lifesaving work done by researchers. As part of this the...
Beshara Sheehan

A Day in the Life: “The overall goal: helping patients survive”

Wet lab scientist Beshara Sheehan explains the work she does with prostate cancer biomarkers, and the activities she takes part in to help keep...

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