My experience in organizing a conference

"Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet." - Simon Sinek

Okay, I know this is late, but recently I have been overwhelmed with the world moving so fast and people catching up with traveling. The past few months were all about holidays here and there, conference this and that. Everyone seems to be planning their travels somewhere. It is exciting to be meeting our family again, new people, and network in person. So, I must reflect on the very event that started earlier this year that marked the first in-person conference and networking after a long time.

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Online Writing Courses from the ICE Cambridge

Writing, writing, writing. Writing papers, writing thesis, writing grants, writing scholarship application; who knew that being a scientist would also make you a writer by opportunity?

Writing is a big deal in research because it is a way of communicating our work to the world.  It is also a key task in the good practice of science where we need document every detail of experiments, procedures and findings, to ensure the integrity of the work. I also learn that progressing through the stages of a research career means that we will be exposed to different kinds of writing. As a PhD student, I am dealing with a range of writing tasks including reports, manuscript for publications and of course, the final document that will get me my doctorate degree, the PhD thesis.

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Here is a short piece about the invaluableness of animals in medical research. Sometimes, public may find it hard to understand that animal use is very much needed in research involving translational medicine (like cancer or drug development) and cannot be entirely eliminated. In addition to carefully thought ethics and proper care for the animals, there cannot be enough ways to honour their contribution to science and medicine.

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Top 3 Favorite Popular Science Books

Popular science books.

Intriguing, beyond inspirational, and embody realism from which one can learn the origin many things present today.

They don't just tell imaginary stories like fictitious books do, neither do they explain facts like in academic treatise or report findings or explain data like in a science journal. Popular science books carry all of those elements, and present them as a prose, in an entertaining way and possibly understood by everyone, including people from non-science field and kids! Because of this broad target audience, popular science book can be written by anyone (even non-science fellows) who has the urge to tell a story about science, inspired by science, and is dedicated to write only the facts-checked and scientists approved science!

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