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A Career in Science Management

Posted by , on 13 February 2012

Last June, Eva summarised the Node’s alternative careers stories, personal accounts of how scientists made their transitions from research into various alternative career paths. As a friend of Andrea Hutterer, ...

A Discussion between Eric Wieschaus and Marcos González-Gaitán

Posted by , on 22 September 2011

Eric Wieschaus is a Professor at Princeton University, USA. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995, together with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and the late Edward B. ...

Final Day at The EMBO Meeting - Behaviour and lots of Movies!

Posted by , on 14 September 2011

The famous Richard Axel kicked off the last day in Vienna by presenting new data on how olfactory information is projected from the olfactory bulb to the cortex. After his ...

An Interview with Janet Rossant

Posted by , on 13 September 2011

I arranged to talk to Professor Janet Rossant after her talk at The EMBO Meeting here in Vienna. Janet is Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children in ...

Sunday at The EMBO Meeting - (Mis)folding proteins and an entire session on blastocysts!

Posted by , on 12 September 2011

Here’s my brief roundup of day two at The EMBO Meeting. It started with Susan Lindquist‘s excellent talk on how cells react to stress by synthesising lots of new heat-shock ...

Recent comments by Natascha Bushati

Here are the dos and don'ts lists: In your CV and cover letter Do: Include outside experience; Be a match to the job description; Be brief, but include relevant info; Prove everything you say - give small examples in the cover letter; Be concrete; Open ending in cover letter (looking forward to hearing from you etc.); Publications at the end Don't: Too general; No cover letter; Not including relevant experience; Duplicate info; Full title of PhD thesis; Hide important skills; Ignore gaps; Include personal info; Exaggerate; Too detailed; Include irrelevant info; Hollow phrases During your interview Do: Concrete answers; Give info, but don't evaluate; Take time to think before answering; Be interactive, friendly, outgoing, self-confident; Match behaviour to position; Give background stories to CV Don't: Downplay; Focus on what you can't do
by Natascha Bushati in An Informative Career Day at The EMBO Meeting in Vienna on September 14, 2011
Oh, he had plenty! One of them was that he thinks papers will transform from being static documents to being used more as research tools, with the text and data linked to datasets and raw source data easily accessible. Partly this has already been put into practice by the EMBO journals. He also thinks that the top level journals with traditional papers will remain (with enhanced functionality), but the huge number of "lower tier" journals might be replaced by "mega" journals, where it's fast to publish - we'll see!
by Natascha Bushati in Sunday at The EMBO Meeting – (Mis)folding proteins and an entire session on blastocysts! on September 13, 2011
Peter - Thank you for your comment! I can definitely post the lists, although I'm not sure they'll make too much sense to anyone who wasn't in the workshop since we came up with them during our discussions. But I'll dig it out and post it tomorrow.
by Natascha Bushati in An Informative Career Day at The EMBO Meeting in Vienna on September 13, 2011
Thanks a lot for your comment! It's great to get this from a patient in the study. I'm very sorry if my post has upset you. I just dug out my original printout of the paper, which in the introduction states that the disease frequently leads to early death, and this is what I had cited in my post. The reason I looked for my original copy is that this statement is not anymore in the current online version! Do you know why it has been removed? It would be nice to clarify this.
by Natascha Bushati in Recombine to get better on December 9, 2010