Plant science. This is a area of science that I have grown to love, and one in which I would like to continue my scientific career. But for me, this wasn’t always the case.
It is time you to meet another scientist this week I would like to introduce you to Eirini Xemantilotou who is a 3rd year PhD student at the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute.Continue reading “Meet the Scientist- Eirini Xemantilotou”
At the beginning of my PhD people told me I would be lucky to get ‘usable’ data by my third year, and that most of my data would come in 4th year. I scoffed at this a bit- how could you possibly do a four year PhD and only get data in your final year?!Continue reading “T minus 7 months”
Before Christmas I was given the opportunity to write a post for The Biochemist Blog- check it out via the link below!
By Erica Hawkins, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Plant science is a lot more important than you realise. It has often been cast as cell biology’s less exciting sibling. What is the point of studying root growth, flowering or stomatal aperture? There are way more important things to be researching… aren’t there?
Since starting up on instagram I have had quite a few questions about my project- and about why I am working with human cells when I am a plant biologist! So, in this weeks post I am going to talk to you a bit more about my PhD research.
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest “Meet the scientist”!
In this series I wanted to show you the range of research being undertaken by PhD students across the country- and shine a light on the secret world of the PhD student. The scientists showcased in this series are all amazing scientists and role models, and will be sharing their stories about life as a Scientist- I hope they interest and inspire you!Continue reading “Meet The Scientist- Emily Armstrong”
January so far has been an exciting month for plant science- here are three of my favourite plant stories that may have passed you by!
A PhD takes time (3-4 years in fact, and even longer in the States!) but during our first year, we sometimes forget this!
For me, when I look back, I realise that first year was the year of learning- understanding new techniques and concepts, getting a grip with the new lab equipment, and doing a lot of reading, but at the time I know I stressed about not having data, and where my project was going.Continue reading “Advice and tips from current PhDs”
You may have heard of a technique now commonly being used in plant science: CRISPR/Cas9. But what is this? and why is it causing such a buzz in the science world?
Hi everyone and welcome to the first post in the new series: meet the scientist!
Since starting my PhD and this Blog I have met many inspiring scientists- and I want to share their amazing research, and journeys from student to fully fledged scientist with you!Continue reading “Meet the Scientist- Jenna Loiseau”