Featured Day in the Life of: Sidhartha, PhD student researching cancer biology.

I am working on establishing or rather finding if there is a correlation between development of lung cancer and age, smoking, dietary habits, other environmental factors. We are looking for SNPs which are present in the lung cancer patient and trying to link them with the above mentioned factors. For this we are using PCR technique to amplify our required SNP […]

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Does my PhD define me?

It is a reasonably odd feeling, when something that took up so much of your life is over. A PhD creeps its way into every nook and cranny of your being. It crowds relationships, puts plans on hold, judges when you are watching TV, interrupts all conversations, creeps into dreams, and of course cements itself on your LinkedIn and other […]

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A PhD & Money

A common question that arises when on the discussion of PhDs is how do PhD candidates make money? While I can only speak on this topic in an Australian context, I  wanted to provide a little overview. Firstly, PhD students in Australia can be awarded a scholarship which covers stipend (living expenses). Not all students receive scholarships and my understanding […]

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Post PhD Life Update

It has been a little while since I have provided an update on my life after thesis submission. A lot has been happening, both in my little life, and also in the world (which I am sure you are all across)! It has definitely been an odd time.  As I have written about previously, I quit my role in market […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Philandr, first year business science PhD student from South Africa.

Hi there! I am Philandra, a first-year business science PhD student from South Africa. As a first year, my current commitment is to complete compulsory course work and spend hours every day reading up on my proposed topic in order to prepare for my first proposal defence coming up in September. I have an interest in African entrepreneurial leadership strategy […]

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