Scientists are taught how to to plan their experiments, but not their reading. And if you don’t read the literature, how can you ask the right questions or do the proper experiments in your chosen field?
It’s arguably never been more important for young scientists to be able to present their data in person. Here’s TIR’s guide to preparing and delivering scientific presentations, and how to handle the questions afterwards. Continue reading →
With the reproducibility crisis in science showing no signs of abating, it’s never been more important to clearly communicate how rigorously your data were obtained. Here’s TIR’s short guide to technical replicates, biological replicates, independent experiments, and what they do and don’t tell you. Continue reading →
We have a guest posting this week from Prof. Tim Skern of the Max F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna, Austria. As well as providing a counterpart to TIR‘s earlier post on how to choose a PhD position, Tim also offers a number of recommendations for how to handle yourself in PhD interviews.