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  1. Life story: FM

    Getting your priorities straight will help you to achieve your goals.
  2. Modesto Redrejo-Rodriguez enjoying a sunny day in the park with his sons

    Scientist and Parent: Raising equality

    Providing more flexible parental support would reduce the assumption that mothers should be the main caregivers and make it easier for fathers like Modesto Redrejo-Rodríguez to share childcare responsibilities.
  3. Editor’s choice: an interview with Yaiza del Pozo Martín

    When she realised that reading papers and discussing science was just as enjoyable as doing research, Yaiza del Pozo Martín decided to move away from a career as a postdoc to try something different. She now works as an Assistant Editor for BMJ Open.
  4. Repeating the message: an interview with Yunsheng Cheng

    Yunsheng Cheng grew up in a village in Anhui Province in China and received his bachelor's degree from Anhui Normal University. He is currently a graduate student at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he studies how neurons transmit signals to other cells. He enjoys listening to country music, and after he graduates he would like to pursue postdoctoral training abroad.
  5. Connecting the flight controls: an interview with Tarjani Agrawal

    Tarjani Agrawal is currently completing her PhD in neurogenetics at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, India (NCBS). After her PhD, she would like to move abroad and continue working in research as a postdoctoral fellow.
  6. Interview: Going places

    Moving from China to the US to do a postdoc is part of Huan Yan's plan to have his own lab one day.
  7. Looking at lipids: an interview with Jessica Hughes

    Jessica Hughes is a lecturer in medical sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research focuses on the role of lipids in health and disease. She currently lives with her husband Lucas and their three dogs in Wollongong, where she enjoys walking the dogs on the local off-leash beach every morning.
  8. Episode 71: December 2020

    In this episode, we hear about exercise and cancer, mental health in academia, sea slugs, anti-nausea drugs and how the brain remembers unpleasant tastes.
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    Mental Health in Academia: “I'm sure that sometimes I miss the signs”

    A lab manager discusses how to support lab members, especially during fieldwork.
  10. Harnessing forces: an interview with Lining (Arnold) Ju

    On reading that the 21st century would be known as the century of biology, mechanical engineering graduate Lining (Arnold) Ju decided to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering. He is currently a postdoc at the Heart Research Institute and a lecturer at the University of Sydney in Australia, where he studies how platelets sense mechanical forces and how problems in this process can lead to various blood diseases.