Nature News: Cryo-electron microscopy wins chemistry Nobel

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson share the prize for developing a technique to image biomolecules. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded for work that helps researchers see what biomolecules look like. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank…

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Nature: What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

Doctoral courses are slowly being modernized. Now the thesis and viva need to catch up. What is the best way for a PhD student to summarise their work from the past three, four, five (hopefully not more!) years? Given how…

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Nature: Q&A with Bali Muralidhar

A venture capitalist’s transition from medicine into business. Trade Talk: Venture Capitalist, published on 10 December 2015, is the story of Bali Muralidhar, an investment manager at London-based MVM Life Science Partners, an international life-sciences growth-capital fund. He describes his…

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Naturejobs: Finding job satisfaction as a venture capitalist

After a brief stint as a general surgeon, and a PhD in translational cancer research from the MRC Cancer Cell Unit, University of Cambridge, UK, Bali Muralidhar changed career direction to venture capital investment. Finding job satisfaction as a venture…

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Nature: How to build a better PhD

There are too many PhD students for too few academic jobs — but with imagination, the problem could be solved. How to build a better PhD is a feature piece published in Nature on 2 December 2015. The PhD currently…

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Nature: Q&A with Catherine Ball

Her job is to get scientific expertise into the heads of decision-makers. Trade Talk: Policy Analyst, published on 12 November 2015, is an interview with Catherine Ball, as part of the Nature Careers Trade Talk series. In the interview, Catherine…

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Nature: Non-profit organizations: Scientists on a mission

Opportunities abound in the non-profit sector for researchers who seek to follow their passions. Non-profit organizations: Scientists on a mission, published in Nature Careers on 12 November 2015, explores what it's like working for various different types of science-focussed non-profit…

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Naturejobs: Finding job satisfaction as a policy analyst

Working in science policy is all about taking complex science from experts and translating it into something accessible, to be used in key decision making. Finding job satisfaction as a policy analyst is a Q&A with Catherine Ball, a policy analyst with…

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Nature: Q&A with Alaina Levine

Friendly mathematician describes scientists' natural advantages for meeting new colleagues.</2> Turning Point: Alaina Levine is a Q&A in Nature Careers about Alaina's career path from mathematician to science-careers consultant and author.

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The 2015 International Brain Informatics and Health Conference

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On August 30th and 31st, 2015, I put my brain to the test. I spent the two days immersing myself in brain informatics at the 2015 International Brain Informatics and Health Conference in London, writing for the event blog.

The event was hosted at the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London, which tuned out to be the perfect location for an event that mostly concerned itself with mapping the brain. Geography collides with neuroscience gives a quick introduction to the event, merging geographical and neuroscientific mapping concepts.

Neuromorphic engineers and mapping the brain is a post based on a series of talks during a workshop by different neuromorphic engineers. I had never come across the term so wanted to know what they were! (more…)

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