From pipets and antibodies to computers and algorithms – wet-lab versus dry-lab

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About the interviewer: I am Amir Kayvanjoo, a PhD student in the field of Molecular Biomedicine at LIMES institute, research group of Dr. Mass, University of Bonn. I have done my bachelor in Biology-Animal Sciences in Iran and later my Master in Life Sciences Informatics with the focus on data science and chemoinformatics at the University of Bonn. In a series of articles, I would … Continue reading From pipets and antibodies to computers and algorithms – wet-lab versus dry-lab »

Bo&MeRanG – One PhD, Two Hemispheres

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My name is Christina and I am doing my PhD within the Bo&MeRanG program at the Universities of Bonn and Melbourne. Bonn and Melbourne, that is not an easy commute some people might think. True! But it is not as if I had to travel back and forth every week. In fact, I came to Melbourne twice and stayed there altogether for one year. The … Continue reading Bo&MeRanG – One PhD, Two Hemispheres »

Parenting in science – an interview with professor and mother Eva Kiermaier

Continuing with our series about Family And Science we interviewed Prof. Eva Kiermaier who recently gave birth to her second child. She started as a junior group leader at the Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute in Bonn and became professor in June 2018. Previously, she pursued her postdoc in the lab of Michael Sixt at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) in Austria. … Continue reading Parenting in science – an interview with professor and mother Eva Kiermaier »

Look into my father’s eyes: On the joy and trouble of becoming a father during the PhD

Sigmund Freud once stated “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” This was some time ago but nonetheless the role of the father is a very current issue as researchers and society are just finding out how important fathers are for the development of their children (here and here). Managing parenthood during the PhD is … Continue reading Look into my father’s eyes: On the joy and trouble of becoming a father during the PhD »

Keep Calm and Janeway!

When I started my PhD I was a “newbie”. I was THE DEFINITION of newbie: inexperienced beginner, making the first steps in the wild and scary PhD world! I was driven by curiosity, passion and motivation and I was hungry to know more, to learn more, to develop my own ideas and find my own way to push forward the project I was assigned to. … Continue reading Keep Calm and Janeway! »

The Travel Ban: Are We All Affected?

About the author: US President Donald Trump’s travel ban is aimed to suspend the issuance of immigrant and non-immigrant visas of over 135 million people, from seven countries. This article is written by one of those 135 million people. A talented junior researcher from Germany, who was awarded by the Immunosensation travel grant in order to present her work in the Conference of American Society … Continue reading The Travel Ban: Are We All Affected? »