I got asked how long it takes to publish a paper, from when you start the experiments to when it’s finally accepted, and it gave me an idea to write this post! The short answer is that it’s like asking ‘how long is a piece of string?’ (the correct answer […]
On a much more personal note, I did end up hearing back about the manuscript- on Christmas Eve, in fact! I still need to catch up with my supervisor about the revisions and rebuttals (i.e. how to deal with all the comments/feedback we got), but it’s looking like it’ll require […]
With just a week to go until Christmas, everyone in the lab is either in a ‘gotta get these experiments done ASAP’ mood, or just already in holiday mode (there is also the third option, which is, ‘what holiday?’- but we’ll leave those guys alone). It’s also feeling a lot […]
Sometimes it’s nice to have a change in scenery when you’re writing. Today I’ve changed it up completely and am writing outside. It’s quite lovely here.
I’ve hit the writing phase of my Ph. D! It’s been going on for the last few weeks, but boy am I loving the night owl routine. I’m generally not mentally alert until after 10 am of a day, so it’s nice to start a little later and work a […]
If you’ve ever asked a Ph. D student how their project is going, I think the vast majority will give you a nervous laugh and mention how it’s ‘alright’. Except, just under the surface, they might also be having a meltdown. I wholeheartedly agree that Ph. Ds are hard. You’re […]
I came across the above tweet from @PixScienceCo and replied with one of my own phrases, and wondered how many more I could come up with. If you have more, do feel free to leave comments! ‘Do you want me to make up the media/reagent for you? I have time […]
Just because someone is a scientific researcher, doesn’t mean they know about every scientific field under the sun. Seems a given- especially when you’re in the thick of it- but I guess you forget that most people don’t really know that’s how things work. If you watch TV shows or […]