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Odra Noel- A Scientist by day, Artist at other times

Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss had said, “Science and art ask the same questions.” Hence, it may not seem surprising that many inventors and scientists have pursued artistic pursuits alongside scientific research. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man is a reminder that art and science complement each other. It is a perfect example how the skill of illustration… Keep Reading


Postdoctoral Position at Shiv Nadar University (SNU)

 Roy  Lab is looking for a postdoctoral position funded by the Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) at SNU.   Applications are invited from eligible PhD graduates in the area of cell biology, molecular biology, and protein biochemistry. We preferably expect that applicants have previous work experience with human cell culture, cell imaging,… Keep Reading

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10 Mantras of Effective Networking

Networking is a skill. A skill that some of us may inherently have and some of us have to work upon. I have always been an extrovert. I love people, I can strike conversations, I am comfortable with new people and new settings. However, as a researcher I learnt that networking is not all about… Keep Reading

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Face to Face with Prof. Lawrence Rajendran on Science Matters

“Observations, not stories, are the pillars of good science. Today’s journals however, favor story-telling over observations, and congruency over complexity. As a consequence, there is a pressure to tell only good stories. Moreover, incentives associated with publishing in high-impact journals lead to loss of scientifically and ethically sound observations that do not fit the storyline,… Keep Reading


My story on how I got my H1B

Hello everyone, I would like to share my experience towards getting the H1B visa. I’m happy to let you know that I am joining the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as a postdoctoral fellow. I am very grateful to CSG, as early discussions on this forum encouraged me to begin applications even before thesis submission.… Keep Reading

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Tête-à-tête with Gaurav

Gaurav Goyal shares his educational journey from Kurukshetra to Korea and then to the U.S. He is currently working as a research scientist with a start up in U.S., where he continues to grow, learn and challenge himself. The highlights from this conversation: LEARN earn anything and everything, pick up a book, go sit in… Keep Reading


Of clothes, clocks and lice

We humans are the only species who wear clothes. And, it is obvious that we are obsessed with clothes – about the designing, making and procuring of clothes and materials that are used to make clothes. As the ‘Page 3’ would testify, we are fascinated about who wears what, and also who did not wear… Keep Reading

ClubSciWri/Theory of Creativity

In this post I share the story of my struggle. I suffered from depression and was able to deal with it. I found help in my friends and family. You just have to seek help, you will find it galore. # Doobarapoocho   Ipsa is a Ph.D. student at IISc. She wants to gather and… Keep Reading

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The art of Presentation during the JOB Interview: K.I.S.S.

Mantra: Keep it short and simple (KISS) Know your audience before the talk so research the team before you reach the interview room. What level of information to give out depends on whom are you talking to in the audience. Remember it’s not a project presentation, you need to showcase your potential, not your work. Minimum… Keep Reading

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