Category Archive: Personal

Feb 07

EU influence on UK science

There are many reasons why academics are dreading the possibility of a Brexit: the loss of EU science funding is one of them, access to highly qualified lab personnel another. Euroskeptics keep insisting that we invest more than we get out. But how much does the UK actually contribute to EU research programmes – and …

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Jan 31

Back in business – Happy 2016!

After a lengthy break this blog is now back in business and will be updated on a weekly basis. As before, anything scientific goes. However, as I’ve now taken up a job in science publishing, I also intend to cover issues that are more broadly science-related, such as science policy, publishing and perhaps the connection to industry …

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Jan 19

After your PhD: What job options are out there?

  Following on from the previous article, there are many things PhD students learn to be good at. Obviously it’s easiest to stay in the field and setting you’ve already been trained in, which means you apply for a post-doc position with focus on your preferred field of research. But for all of those who don’t perceive academia as …

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Jan 14

Making the right move after your PhD

  Today I’ve submitted the final corrections for my thesis. It’s been the last step in a long journey towards the doctoral degree. And what a journey it has been! Looking back I am extremely grateful and glad that I had the chance to go through with it, despite numerous obstacles and doubts on the way, which, …

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Nov 26

Introducing Shivan, a new contributor on Curious About Science

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to one of my science friends back from the days when we were both working at the CR-UK Cambridge Institute. In addition to being a researcher, Shivan is also a trained medical doctor in oncology – and a big fan of science communication. He will be a regular contributor from …

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