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4 reasons workshops are better than coursework for grad students

Estimated reading time 13 mins (2576 words) I've just come back from my second and last bioinformatics workshop of the summer! From last Wednesday to Friday I spent 3 days in a row staring at a computer for 8-9 hours. You might be thinking "Well, isn't this what you usually do?" Touché. It is. But… Continue reading 4 reasons workshops are better than coursework for grad students

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March is for Mammal Madness (and trash-talking and memes)

Estimated reading time: 4 mins  (647 words) The first time I asked what 'March Mammal Madness' was, the answer I got was: "You know, it's like March Madness, but with mammals" to which I eloquently replied: "What's a march madness?" Fast forward to me currently being well-versed in the US sports, allow me to explain… Continue reading March is for Mammal Madness (and trash-talking and memes)

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A 5-step guide to passing your comprehensive exams in grad school

Estimated reading time: 22 mins (4349 words) One of the great joys of grad school is that exams are not just restricted to coursework. Nope, PhD students get to go through the fun of taking an exam that determines whether they actually get to stay in grad school. Yay! Since a few of my very… Continue reading A 5-step guide to passing your comprehensive exams in grad school

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Small conferences are great for graduate students. Especially, when they’re in Japan.

Estimated reading time: 7 mins (1289 words) I was at a conference in Kobe, Japan. And it was AWESOME! Funny thing is I only found out I was going to this conference about two weeks before it started. How did that happen? Well, I'm glad you asked... So, at the moment, I'm in the process… Continue reading Small conferences are great for graduate students. Especially, when they’re in Japan.

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3 things I learnt during the 3 years I procrastinated this blog

Reading time: 13 mins (2678 words) What better way to introduce a blog than by telling you all the ways in which I messed up? Kind of joking, kind of not. I seriously have been wondering about the best way to introduce this blog (but that's not all I've been doing for three years, don't… Continue reading 3 things I learnt during the 3 years I procrastinated this blog