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“The transition from academia to industry can be intimidating”: Career insights...

"Toto, we’re not in academia anymore…" …this was one of the first sentences I said when I walked into my new office in Boston, USA,...

Interview with EACR Emeritus member Professor Ulrich Schneeweiss

We recently received an email from a longstanding EACR member, 97 year-old Professor Ulrich Schneeweiss. Professor Schneeweiss, who has been an EACR member for...

My Ph.D. adviser fired me. Here’s how I moved on

By Anurag Srivastava My Ph.D. adviser called me into his office, saying I needn’t bring my notebook. Puzzled, I followed him and sat down. We’d met...

When it’s Challenging, Think Outside of the Box

The cancer research community is reacting and adapting to the restrictions placed on us by the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ve asked EACR members to contribute...

How and Where to Write a Thesis

To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a Ph.D. student in possession of data must be in want of a...

Time management tips for PhD students

"Tempus Fugit, Time Matters" Every time I meet PhD students at the beginning of their career, I’m always asking them: Are you seriously taking into...

How to ‘Sell’ Your Research to Your Peers

If you think that speaking to peers about your research is much easier than talking to people on the street, you may be surprised....

5 tips to take care of yourself during your PhD

We all experience stressful times during our PhD which can be fuelled by failing experiments, guilt for taking time off, jealousy of successful colleagues...
Let's talk about mental health

Let’s talk about mental health

Our mental health fluctuates as our life changes. We all have times when we feel down, stressed, or angry, and most times these feelings...

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...

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