Monday, 21 April 2014

Mother Earth, Mother Earth We Love You!

(Submitted on the occasion of 'International Mother Earth Day - 22nd April')

Vrushali Kulkarni
Sahaja Yoga
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Today we are celebrating the “Earth Day”.
Are we celebrating the “Earth Day”? Or “Mother Earth Day “?
Our answer will be “Mother Earth Day”
Why Mother Earth??

Monday, 14 April 2014

UK PlantSci 2014 Meeting Roundup

Anna Tiley
PhD Student
University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Currently studying on the South West Doctoral Training Partnership
@tileyanna on twitter

I recently started a 3 month placement with the Society of Biology as part of my PhD, and spent the first few days helping run the UK PlantSci 2014 conference. This was a very enjoyable experience which gave me an invaluable insight into a leading scientific organisation.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Unfinished Business : An Experience from PhD in Plant Science

Sarah Shailes
Post Doctrol Scientist, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
@SarahShailes on twitter

I recently submitted my PhD thesis, survived my viva (thesis defence) and have just submitted the final version of my thesis to my University. To all intents and purposes my PhD is done and dusted. However, my PhD research is not quite finished with me yet. To publish research in a journal article you usually need a story to tell, but mine still has a few gaps that I would like to fill. These gaps currently contain some preliminary experiments that need to be repeated and some experiments I didn’t have time to attempt before writing my thesis.