After an enriching day at the 2023 Research Institutes Technician Symposium, Experienced Animal Technician, Sarah Drummond, describes how the theme of career confidence ran through the day’s programme, prompting not just reflection on Sarah’s professional development, but personally too.
Danuta Mossakowska reflects on her three year residency at the Institute.
How the Babraham Research Campus Mentorship Scheme is sharing perspectives between academic and commercial researchers to support career explorations, knowledge exchange and network building.
Jaspreet Bansal, a PhD student from Aston University undertook a Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS) project with the Institute's Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation team and describes her experiences of being part of the Institute professionally and personally.
As 2021 draws to a close, here's a look back at 21 of our highlights from the past year. Thanks to everyone who's been involved and we look forward to an exciting 2022.
In the final week of an internship with the KEC team, intern Catherine wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the last few months and my experience doing a virtual internship.
The second Research Institute Technician Symposium was held on 5th November and our colleague Mike shares more about what happened.
As part of her internship with the KEC team, Catherine went to two Professional Development Policy workshops. In this blog, she tells us more about that experience.
Many scientists are faced with a key decision at some point in their career; to either persist with an academic career, with its high attrition rate and treadmill of grant writing, or look to move into industry. Back when I was a PhD student (1987-1991) there was a certain snobbery about industrial bioscience - some told me it was ‘boring’, ‘turning-the-handle’, and ‘not very creative’. My own experience has been somewhat different.
Katherine Fletcher, former Babraham Institute PhD. student and member of the Florey Group talks about her experience and the knowledge gained from attending a science policy conference.
In her first blogpost, our new Public Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Hayley, says hello, talks about her decision to leave teaching and explores upcoming Babraham Institute events in 2019.
As one of the sponsors of the first National Post Doc meeting held in Cambridge recently, Babraham Institute are proud to report on the success of the event. BI Post doc and co-organiser, Dr Sven Sewitz, shares his view of the event and tells us what plans are in store for next year.
BI’s staff and scientists find many routes to share their knowledge and know-how, often creating networks or co-creating events in respective their fields. In this blog, Head of Bioinformatics Facility, Dr Simon Andrews tells us why he applied for KEC funding to establish the Bioinformatics Core Facilities group and how this group helps to develop his research interests.
Babraham Institute Bioinformatics Department has long since led the way when it comes to knowledge exchange; sharing best practice, tools, and codes in open source platforms. This year they are pioneering a new initiative.