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Introducing ‘New PI diaries’

Posted by , on 7 September 2023

What is it like starting your own lab? What exactly needs to be done? In this ‘New PI diaries’ blog series, we will follow the journey of a few new PIs over the course of their first year of starting their research group, giving the Node readers an inside view of the challenges and highlights of being a new PI.

In the coming months, we will be hearing from three upcoming new PIs: Tzer Han Tan, Margot Smit and Elena Camacho. Watch this space!

Tzer Han has just started his lab at University of California, San Diego, looking at how order, symmetry and dynamics emerge in living matter. You can read his first diary entry here.

Margot’s lab at the University of Tübingen, Germany, will be studying plant cell identity and development, in particular, how plants control the timing of fate transitions.

Elena will be starting her group at Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo in Spain, investigating human embryonic development by leveraging stem cells and mathematics.

Will you be starting your own lab soon? The Node is especially looking for new PIs who will be setting up their lab somewhere outside of Europe and the US. Get in touch if you are interested!

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