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Royal Society Masterclass with Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

An Invitation:

Recently, I was invited to attend a Masterclass held by the Royal Society in Dublin. There would be 9 other students attending, and the session would be in the form of an open discussion with the President of the Royal Society and Nobel laureate, Professor Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan.

So for this post I’ll share with you some of the insights I gained from talking to the very humble, very approachable professor.Continue Reading →

10 things I wish I knew when I started my PhD

A PhD in science can be a stressful experience. In particular, the first year. You’re thrown in at the deep end, no one’s holding your hand now kiddo. Well, fear not, as I’m about to share with you some tips and tricks that will help you in your journey. Here are 10 things I wish I knew when I started my PhD.Continue Reading →

Quartzy: A Lesson in Organisation and Teamwork

Difficulty in locating items in the -80°C freezers was a problem in our lab long before I began my PhD. It was brought up almost every week at our lab meeting. To find something, several people would be searching for about 30 minutes. The question we’d often ask was, “Why can’t the locations of our items be available at the touch of a button?” The solution was Quartzy.Continue Reading →

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