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The ups and downs of learning a programming language

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How I got into programming In today’s world, advances in technology and laboratory methods make the handling of ever-increasing amounts of data in science very important. For handling large amounts of data, computer science skills are more in demand than ever. Therefore, scientists, students, postgraduates, etc. are beginning to get more involved with programming languages. As a medical student, I am now for the first … Continue reading The ups and downs of learning a programming language »

Inequality Affects us All

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The insight we brought from “I, Scientist” Conference What makes us a scientist? Our job is a part of our identity, but not our whole essence. The “I, Scientist” 2019 Conference at Technical University of Berlin was an international meeting for scientists who talk about science—but also beyond it. The conference introduced issues that affect people working in science, as well as in other fields: … Continue reading Inequality Affects us All »

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 »

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! »