It’s really about finding the right balance. You want to be in a competitive area but not so competitive that you are in danger of being scooped, and you want your work to be aligned with the current buzz, but to be original enough to stand out.
In fact, the real intelligence in biology is not usually related to mind stretching mathematics, it is all about knowing the best questions – which questions will provide ground breaking new insights, and which will just fill in details which would have been largely predictable anyway.
In this edition of WLLL, I’m sharing some of the expectations I had and what my Honours experience has really been like!
What traits would you commonly associate with scientists? Rational, methodical, analytical? You certainly wouldn’t be alone if any of those traits came to mind…
I actually like seminars – if they’re good I can’t help but enjoy them, and if they are terrible I listen even more intently as I feel I am learning how not to do it.
Here are some notes on how to approach giving a seminar. And yes, let’s make it a list.
In this blog I will share my experiences to help others who, like me, are eager to satisfy their research appetites while studying.
While my first research year was sometimes difficult and stressful, with countless sleepless nights, I learnt a lot and was also lucky enough to get to enjoy a few little Eureka moments. That’s when I started to understand what lab life is like.