When life gives you a pipette, pick up a shovel! When they aren't in the lab, Linda Olsthoorn and Ronja Markworth spend most of the sunshine hours in their Kleingarten, where they harvest enough vegetables to feed a whole institute.
It's rare to finish a PhD without any setbacks, and when they come we need to find a way to recenter. Sinem Sertel shares how much it sucks to find a mistake that's out of your control, and how to relax, let go and change direction.
The use of preprint servers in biology is on the rise. Sven Truckenbrodt shares why he decided to publish his PhD research in bioRxiv and how it helped him secure a postdoc position.
If you're doing a PhD you probably feel like an idiot surrounded by geniuses. Tal Dankovich gives some tips on dealing with (and embracing) imposter syndrome.
Expansion microscopy is a new technique that allows to image at nanoscale resolution with conventional microscopes. Sven Truckenbrodt, a postdoctoral researcher at IST Austria, developed a method to expand biological samples 10 times their normal size. Sven explains how the technique works and why it can save us money on fancy microscopes.
Reading papers during your PhD is a bit like going to the dentist. The longer you put it off, the worse it gets. George Hafner talks about the importance of being up to date with scientific literature and shares his own 'reading routine'.
Who says Göttingen is a desolate city? Ronja Markworth shares events, exhibits, concerts and films happening in the city this April. Don't be a lab rat - get out and get cultured!