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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The Search for Grants

I am by no means an expert at acquiring grants. I have a total of zero to my name. However, I do have a few tips for finding out about grants which you can apply for. Many people are aware of the large government grants (such as the Australian Research Council Grants, here in Aus), however finding smaller grants can […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Riley, PhD Candidate studying community ecology

Hi, my name is Riley Lovejoy and I am a PhD candidate studying community ecology at the University of Alabama (USA). My work focuses on aquatic communities, using freshwater plankton as a study system. I am especially interested in the influence of invasive species (those that have been introduced to an area through human transport and have a strong, negative, […]

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The drag of publishing my PhD

I have just submitted my revisions for a journal article publication, and man was it a drag. It felt as though I was crawling to get these revisions done. I asked for an extension on the revisions which was the first extension that I have ever asked for. Unsure if I should be proud or concerned about that. Regardless, I […]

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