NEWS: 2nd Annual Post-doc Seedcorn Fund – outcome

Posted on 21 June 2016 by Andrew Hollins

2nd Annual Post-doc Seedcorn Fund outcome The Biosciences Research Staff Group is delighted to announce that the following eight researchers will receive a BIOSI Post-doc Seedcorn fund award. Many congratulations to (in alphabetical order): Amy Baldwin Cerith Jones Christian Schnell Michail Kukarsky Monika Jakubowska Pawel Ferdek Polina Yarova Rhiannon French
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Career advice from a Blocked Frog

Posted on 7 June 2016 by Maddy Young

Contributed by Dr Matt Smalley (with marginalia from Douglas Adams, Blackadder, J.R.R. Tolkien and Machiavelli) I came across a quote from Douglas Adams this week, while thinking about what to put into this piece.  “Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That’s how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th
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INTERVIEW: Why apply for the seedcorn fund?

Posted on 2 June 2016 by Maddy Young

With the announcement of the 2nd Annual Seedcorn Fund, we asked one of the 5 recipients of last year’s seedcorn fund to describe what the money meant to him.  Sean’s successful seedcorn fund application was entitled “Understanding the role of mechanobiology in the early stages of pancreatic cancer”, and he used the money awarded to
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ENGAGEMENT / REVIEW : Engagement through film – Cardiff sciSCREEN

Posted on 24 May 2016 by Amy Baldwin

“What is Cardiff sciSCREEN?” Cardiff sciSCREEN events use local expertise to discuss themes and issues raised by contemporary cinema in an entertaining and informative way. The events bring together a panel of experts with different perspectives and backgrounds, and following a film screening each expert shares their thoughts based on their research or personal experience.
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NEWS – “Untangling the Volcanic Earthworm Genome”

Posted on 19 May 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Researchers within the School have taken their research into the crowd funding space and through an experiment.com project campaign. They are seeking $5000 to support the project that is outlined below in a summary provided by Luis and Dave – Biosciences Research Staff who have been leading the funding campaign. Read, enjoy, engage, and perhaps get behind
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2nd Annual Post-doc Seedcorn Fund

Posted on 12 May 2016 by Maddy Young

The Biosi Research Staff Group are pleased to be able to announce the call for applications for the 2nd Annual Post-doc Seedcorn Fund. There are up to 6 grants of up to £2,000 each available, and it is open to all post-docs within Cardiff University School of Biosciences who have more than 2 years experience.
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NEWS: Committee Vacancies

Posted on 11 May 2016 by Maddy Young

Why be a RSG representative? Opportunity to influence School policy A platform to share information, knowledge and experience Be part of a supportive network of likeminded researchers Develop your CV Provide a voice for early career, fixed-term and open-ended contract researchers Gain experience / understanding of University structures, systems and processes In order to keep
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The Post-doc Academy: How to get a job in academia

Posted on 10 May 2016 by Maddy Young

Last week was the first event of a new series of talks and training activities run by Cardiff School of Biosciences aimed at supporting post-docs in their careers, called the Post-Doc Academy. Run by Professor Daniela Riccardi (our deputy Head of School), the talk was aimed at letting post-docs know what to focus on when trying to build their
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Dr Kenneth Ewan

INTERVIEW: Kenneth Ewan – My Experience with Translational Science and Drug Discovery

Posted on 9 May 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributed by Kenneth Ewan “My Experience with Translational Science and Drug Discovery” Ken’s background My PhD and early postdoc work focussed on developmental biology ending with a productive project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California investigating TGF-b1’s role in mammary gland development, homeostasis and its response to ionising radiation. My experience up to this
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