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September 05, 2003

The I-Spy Guide to Group Leaders

There's never a dull moment working for a Spontaneous Idea Generator. The only problem is sorting out the diamonds from the dust.

January 16, 2004

Dr Bridget's New Year's Resolutions

"Brought back down to earth sharply when I realise that it will take the insight of Einstein, the prose of Proust, and the spin of Alastair Campbell to turn this mess of half-baked ideas into any kind of story."

March 19, 2004

Digging for Victory

Obstacles that may get in the way of meeting a deadline are many, but one you should beware of is being so keen that you overburden yourself.

December 05, 2003

Time for Tea

"Tea-rooms and tea-breaks are a great scientific institution and should be nurtured and cherished. Lobby your funding body for subsidised espressos!"

January 16, 2004

Kat Arney: *Index of Columns*

June 18, 2004

Ask Dr Bridget for Advice

September 03, 2004

The Art of the Artefact

May 07, 2004

Science and You: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

October 15, 2004

Science and the City

June 06, 2003

The Scientific Conference Guide (Or, How to Make the Most of Your Free Holiday)

"I was so nervous at one high-powered meeting that by the time I asked my question it came out sounding really aggressive."

November 07, 2003

The Bare Facts About Science Radio

"I haven't been to bed much before 2 a.m. for the last 2 years, but when you find something you're passionate about, you just find the energy," explains Chris Smith.

July 04, 2003

Dr Bridgets Postdoctoral Diary

I start to panic as I realise it is now nearly the end of the week, and the majority of my to-do list is still undone.

April 04, 2003

Disasters of the Famous

The whole experience has taught me that you must believe in your research and that somehow things will work out in the end.

October 03, 2003

A Dual-Career Dream--Or Double the Trouble?

"Go for it--it's great fun and there are lots of career openings for properly trained clinical researchers," says David Edwards, professor of neonatal medicine.

July 23, 2004

Shutting the Research Door (Gently) Behind You

Limit yourself to saving a maximum of 10 key publications that you feel a particular affection for; take them home and watch them gather dust before you throw them away, unread.

May 09, 2003

Hanging In There: Top Ten Things About Finishing Your PhD

"Is that Miss or Mrs?"

"DOCTOR!" I shrieked down the phone.

August 01, 2003

A Compromising Situation

"Unfortunately there was a fatal flaw in my cunning plan--I had failed to take my partner of 5 years into account."

April 02, 2004

Even Scientists Get the Blues

I no longer define myself as a "failing scientist", but as someone who does science as well as a myriad of other things--including a vicious rugby tackle!

August 06, 2004

It's great if you're straight?

So far [at conferences] I have asked intelligent questions, which probably helps to show I am a scientist first and a transsexual second," says Alison*.