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    March 21, 2003

    A Truly European Biotech Entrepreneur

    "I had to take the decision either to go abroad or to create my own company." --Pedro de Noronha Pissarra

    August 01, 2003

    Another One Bites the Dust: The Pleasures and Perils of Start-Up Careers

    I still think it is worth taking the risk of moving to a start-up, even in the current economic climate.

    October 18, 2002

    Singapore: Scientists in Venture Capital Industries

    "Unlike employees with a financial or a business background, a scientist can understand the underlying technology and will be in a position to evaluate the potential of the technology."

    May 04, 2001

    A Seat at the Table: Postdoctoral Representation on Institutional Committees

    July 09, 2004

    The GrantDoctor: M.D. to Ph.D., and Vice Versa

    1. What programs are available for M.D.s who wish to enter research?
    2. What about Ph.D.s who want to get a medical degree?

    August 08, 2003

    MaRS: A Research and Discovery Hub

    "If you create the infrastructure to bring the science, scientists, and the business community closer together, then you generate the impetus to accelerate technology commercialisation in a cluster environment."

    February 10, 2006

    The Greener Side of Math: A Statistician in the Plant Science World

    “In the last 15 years, I had some good intuition that I always made sure I followed up on,” says Pierre Dutilleul, an applied statistician at McGillUniversity.

    June 25, 2004

    Saving the World Is All a Hat Trick

    Sometimes getting ahead in a career means taking chances and does not necessarily involve planning ahead.

    January 16, 2004

    Life-Work Balance. A Father Writes

    "One very positive aspect of being a male postdoc in a laboratory with an understanding (male) mentor was the ability to work flexible hours when the children were younger."

    February 15, 2002

    Blood, Sweat, and Tears: A Scientist in the National Health Service

    The recruitment of clinical scientists is though a clearinghouse scheme which begins in January or February.

    March 03, 2006

    Kenneth Ridgway: Earth Watcher, Earth Teacher

    The first step to realizing this vision, says Ridgway, is for students to take a basic geology class and find out what geologists actually do.

    April 09, 2004

    Los Mentores y la Nueva Universidad Americana

    Si los programas que buscan la diversidad no despegan o fallan, todo el sistema educativo americano peligra.

    October 15, 2004

    Tooling Up: The Career Contrarian

    It's tempting to hang with the tried and true, but sometimes going against the crowd can pay off.

    February 02, 2001

    Humboldt Hits the Comeback Trail

    January 11, 2002

    Go East

    A number of priority areas that are particularly ripe for collaboration ... include environmental research ... nanotechnology research and ... life sciences research.

    April 08, 2005

    Flying Blind

    Won't call back … Computer and human vision.

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    November 22, 2002

    Putting Ethics Before Science--Guidelines for Researchers

    "Individuals are encouraged to work with approved institutions that have established ethics review boards."

    June 10, 2005

    Short-Term Startup

    Short-term startup … Can't a fellow have a grant?

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    November 21, 2003

    Encompassing the Real and the Virtual

    For me it has been the ideal way to complement my work in cancer research outside the lab.

    September 09, 2005

    A Look at Health Care Biotech

    Stephen James: "As a scientist, you must be willing to work toward making a product." Gaining new knowledge for its own sake it not enough.