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The Babraham Institute works to deliver impact by translating our science and understanding of fundamental biology to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Our blogs offer scientists, staff and guests the chance to share their individual views and experiences on the Institute's efforts to deliver research impacts and to build a welcoming and diverse community.

 

 

05/10/2022

Top tips for new PhD students

As our new PhD students arrive at the Institute, Laura reflects on her experience so far

24/08/2022

Mentorship – working across the Babraham Research Campus to nurture scientific careers

How the Babraham Research Campus Mentorship Scheme is sharing perspectives between academic and commercial researchers to support career explorations, knowledge exchange and network building.  

14/07/2022

Having a PIPS at something new: From the lab to Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation

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.

18/05/2022

From Zimbabwe to Cambridge: my global scientific journey

One of our PhD students Tombi shares how her passion for science and helping others has taken her around the world and offered a range of exciting opportunities.

20/04/2022

Learning to grow human skin in a petri dish

PhD student Tiffany recently spent six weeks on placement at the University of Edinburgh to learn a new technique and bring that expertise back to the Institute. In this blog, she shares more about how that opportunity came about and how this will support her research.

26/01/2022

Building entrepreneurial skills during your PhD

Neesha, a PhD student in the Houseley lab, shares her experience of winning the prestigious Biotech YES competition and why she would recommend others explore gaining entrepreneurship knowledge and skills during their PhDs in the future.

13/10/2021

Seven pieces of advice for new PhD students

We asked our current PhD students to share some advice and tips on what they wish they had known at the beginning of their PhDs to share with new first year students.

15/07/2019

Escape Room: A researcher's view of Public Engagement

Richard, a PhD student in the Cook lab, summarises why he feels we need to pause and re-think public engagement, elevating it from a nice side hobby to the critical essence of why we do research.

12/07/2019

Escape Room: The science behind the scenes

Piot Jung, a PhD Student in the Stephens/Hawkins group and Chiara Pantarelli, a PhD student in the Welch group, explained how their PhD projects helped them to develop their award-winning public engagement activity

09/07/2019

Escape Room: Project development

Elizabeth Hampson explains her part in the development of the Institute’s pop-up escape room and how her PhD research in the Welch group was a key to its success.

29/01/2019

My time as a Public Engagement intern at Babraham: Recommendations to prospective students

Samir Morsli describe his experiences at the Babraham Institute during his ‘Professional Internship for PhD Students’ (PIPS) internship

31/01/2018

The excitement of science communication

In November, as part of 360 Science, we invited science author and broadcaster Kat Arney to visit the Institute to talk about her career and offer tips on getting started in communications. Here PhD student Christina Courreges reflects on Kat’s presentation and what she took away from it.

03/01/2018

Learning to talk about my research

Chiara Pantarelli, a 3rd year PhD student in Heidi Welch's group at the Babraham Institute took part in a recent Media Training day to help her to build her skills in talking to a wide audience about her research.

09/11/2017

From Barcelona to Babraham

In our third and final Innovative Training Network (ITN) KEC Blog series, we hear from visiting PhD student Piotr Kobiałka on his recent knowledge exchange visit to the Babraham Institute. Piotr is a PhD student in Dr Mariona Graupera’s lab in IDIBELL (Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge) in Barcelona.  He tells us why this visit helped his research and why researcher mobility is so important to advance scientific programmes:
 

24/05/2017

Treading the Path to Independent Research

Laura Woods, a final year PhD student in the Hemberger group, is considering the next steps in her career.

13/04/2017

Plasmids and Posters - my two years with the UTC Protein Challenge

Katherine Fletcher, a member of the Florey research group, explains why she enjoys working with students from the University Technical College, Cambridge

15/02/2017

University and life in the lab – sharing experience of early-stage research careers

Emma, a first-year PhD student in the Cook research group, reflects on the careers discussion sessions she led with students from the University Technical College in Cambridge.