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News from FocalPlane

Posted by , on 13 May 2024

FocalPlane features… open microscopy and accessible workflow Open microscopy projects are flourishing with researchers contributing new technology and accessible workflows with the hope of democratising access to microscopy. In our ...

And how would you rate your current pain and fatigue? It’s a Tuesday.

Posted by , on 10 May 2024

When I was 25 and having a particularly bad day, crying to my mum about how exhausted and in pain I was during my studies, she recalled a passing comment ...

Can the post-doc shortage get even worse?

Posted by , on 18 March 2024

The road of academia is a pretty established ladder, PhD, then postdoc, then faculty. I am approaching the end of my PhD and the opportunities seemed endless. At least, when ...

First step towards recovery – admitting you have a problem. Seminar on “Power Abuse in Academia”

Posted by , on 9 February 2024

To continue our efforts in tackling difficult aspects of the academic work environment, we organized another seminar at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (TU Dresden) to discuss the ...

Online vs in-person conferences: advantages, disadvantages and why we need both

Posted by , on 15 January 2024

All flavours of a conference – in-person, online, or maybe hybrid? Thinking back to my first conference, it was a confusing experience for me. It happened well into my PhD ...

A poetic response to ‘Science is more than the sum of research’

Posted by , on 10 January 2024

There are traditional measures of success in the research community, but should they be the only ways we define our success? Kirsty Ferguson writes a poetic response to Mayank Chugh’s ...

The power of micropeptides in brains and society

Posted by , on 18 December 2023

In this piece, I reflect on my recent scientific work as a lesson on how reductive definitions can overlook some of the most impactful discoveries and individuals in a collective.

preLights webinar series: 'From preprint to publication'

Posted by , on 7 December 2023

Recently, one of the preLights Ambassadors, Martin Estermann, launched a new webinar series that discusses the journey of a preprint in becoming a journal publication. As part of this initiative, ...

30 years of Xist/XIST discovery

Posted by , on 24 November 2023

How was the most famous long noncoding RNA in mammals discovered? This was the subject of the round-table session “30 years of Xist/XIST discovery”, held during the 2023 X-inactivation conference ...

Considerations when conducting an interview

Posted by , on 19 September 2023

Have you ever had to interview someone for an article? What are the considerations before, during and after the interview? A group of active members of the three community sites ...

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