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The Struggling Scientists
26 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Episode 35: The Science/PhD Life... Defending your PhD with Dr. Maria Clemente
In this episode, we talk with the newly graduated Dr. Maria Clemente about what it is like to defend your PhD in the Netherlands. While there are clear differences in the defense between countries that are interesting to hear about, she also has some very good tips for people preparing for their PhD that are useful for PhDers all around the world. In future episodes, we want to highlight what it is like to do a PhD or defend your thesis in other countries. We are always looking for future guests so if this is something you would like to talk to us about definitely reach out to us! Also please leave us a rating or comment on your favorite listening platform! You can reach us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com or email email@example.com
27 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Episode 34: The Science/PhD Life... Scientific Writing Tips
Our episode is a week late because Suzanne was finishing up her second paper. So we decided that this was the perfect timing for some academic writing tips! What have we learned from our experiences and what tips do we have? Check it out now! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or papers we really need to read, you can reach out to us via our website or email: thestrugglingscientists.com firstname.lastname@example.org Also, check out our website for our amazing new scientific merch!
57 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
Episode 33: Invited Scientist Dr. Dave Speijer- Symbiogenesis, the evolution of eukaryotes
Today we invited dr Dave Speijer again, to talk about some science with us! We talk about one of his favorite topics, namely evolution, and this time specifically about Symbiogenesis the evolution of eukaryotes. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, papers we really need to read, or other content you would like to share. You can reach us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com or email address: email@example.com Also, check out our website for our amazing new merch!
38 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Episode 32: Cutting Edge Research?!?... Science News!
Today we are back with another cutting Edge research episode. But instead of talking in detail about one paper, we are going to discuss a broad range of papers that made it into the Scientific news recently. We will discuss: Nasal Vaccines against Covid-19 Scientists grew human skin on a robot finger Sleep-deprived mosquitos prefer sleeping over eating Ibruprofen in combination with two commonly used drugs can cause kidney damage The first look at the black hole at the center of our milky way Scientists grew the first plants in real moon dirt Dog breeds are a surprisingly poor predictor of behavior A moms voice has a special place in kids' brains, but not in teens Silent genetic mutations are not as innocent as long thought If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please contact us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Also, check out our merch! https://thestrugglingscientists.com/shop/
41 minutes | May 30, 2022
Episode 31: The Science/PhD Life.... Going to an International Congress
This week Suzanne went to an international congress in Milan. We talk about her experiences, Milan, the conference, and her colleagues almost dying. You know, typical PhD stuff! If you have any questions/ comments/ suggestions or papers we really need to read contact us via email@example.com Also, check out our website for more information and our awesome merch!!
38 minutes | May 17, 2022
Episode 30. Cutting-Edge Research?!? ... Screaming at Rats causes fertility issues
Do you ever wonder what other subjects you could have studied during your PhD? Well, this Podcast is here to tell you all about the cutting-edge research you could have done! And today we discuss a paper that was just published, where researchers screamed at rats for 3 weeks and found that this causes fertility issues. Intrigued? Then definitely listen to us discussing this paper. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, papers we need to read, or science you really want to come tell us about on the podcast. Definitely reach out to us! thestrugglingscientists.com firstname.lastname@example.org
38 minutes | May 2, 2022
Episode 29: Career talks... How to start a Start-up
In this episode we talked with the CEO and CTO of a startup in Switzerland, named Bigomics. We interviewed them about what it was like to start your own company. They talk about their journey and have some nice tips for future entrepeneurs. Career talks is a collaboration between The Struggling Scientists and the Alumni association Bio-medical Sciences of the University of Amsterdam If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Please reach out to us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com or email address: email@example.com
28 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Episode 28: The Science Life.... Relaxing after the PhD
Today we have another science life episode. We all know it is important to relax and unwind after a long day of the PhD life. But how do you do this? We discuss meditation, mindfulness, hobbies, and how our colleagues and fans relax after work! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, science art, papers we definitly need to read contact us via our website or email thestrugglingscientists.com firstname.lastname@example.org
31 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
Episode 27: Cutting Edge Research?!?..... Can you gamefy your way into Nature?
Today we discuss a very interesting paper recently published in Nature. This paper proposes that people that grew up in the city are less good at navigating than people who grew up in the countryside. And even more excitingly they investigated this in a very interesting way... with a mobile game! Listen to this episode to learn more! Paper: Entropy of city street networks linked to future spatial navigation ability by Coutrot et al., 2022 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-04486-7 If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or papers we really need to read definitely reach out to us! Email: email@example.com website: thestrugglingscientists.com
32 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Episode 26: The Science Life.. Our experience as 4th year PhDs
Today we talk about life as a 4th year PhD student and reflect back on all the struggles throughout the years. What did we enjoy, regret, expected during this PhD. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please contact us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com or our email address firstname.lastname@example.org You find us on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and Facebook as TheStrugglingScientists!
27 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Episode 25: Cutting Edge Research?!?.... Obesity Accelerates Hair Thinning
Today we discuss a Nature paper from Morinaga et al., They wrote a really interesting paper that is called Obesity Accelerates Hair Thinning by Stem Cell-Centric Converging Mechanisms. They show quite convincingly that obesity is a risk factor for baldness and the mechanism behind this. We discuss what we learned reading this paper and discuss it. If you have any questions/comments/suggestions or papers we need to read you can reach us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com Or on almost all social media as The Struggling Scientists
47 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Episode 24: The Science Life..... Talking with PhD advisors
Today we talked with 2 PhD advisors from the AUMC doctoral school, Jordy and Mandy. They coach and advise PhD students in our institute and help them with the problems they face. We talked about their work, the most common PhD problems, and what they would advise. Do you have a problem during your PhD, definitely check out if your institute has something similar! Follow their blog on: https://amsterdamumc.org/education/doctoral-school/reads.htm or follow their LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amsterdam-umc-doctoral-school/ If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or amazing Science we need to know about. You can reach us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com or our email address: email@example.com
29 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 23: The Science Behind ..... Cold Showers!
You might have heard that taking a short cold shower has health benefits. We heard things like increased metabolism, more energy, and helps with weight loss. But this made us wonder, is there actually a scientific basis for this? So we decided that it was time for us to dive into the world of Scientific Research about Cold Showers. Curious about what we found? Listen to this fun episode! If you have questions, comments, ideas, papers we missed, or research that we definitely need to read? Contact us via our website: thestrugglingscientists.com or via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
36 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Episode 22: First author talks..... with Denise van Uden about her Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension paper
In the First Author Talks series we talk with first authors about their papers, the Struggles to get to this point and about life as a Scientist. In this episode, we invited our good friend Denise van Uden to talk about her life as a PhDer and all the struggles that came with publishing her first first-author paper. Paper: Central Role of Dendritic Cells in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Human and Mice. 10.3390/ijms22041756 For updates, questions or comments please reach us on: email: email@example.com website: thestrugglingscientists.com or any of our social media platforms!
45 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
Episode 21: Invited Scientist international FameLab winner Alex Cloherty
In this first episode of the year, we talked with Alex Cloherty. She won the international Famelab competition for science communication in 2021! We talked with her about this competition and about science communication in general. She has a really nice blog Microbial Mondays and a Youtube channel Alexgoesviral. Check her out if you are interested in learning more about microbes, from bacteria to viruses to fungi. www.microbialmondays.com www.youtube.com/user/alex1492clo If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can reach us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out our website: thestrugglingscientists.com and our social media for the best science memes!
64 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Episode 20: Christmas Crossover with the Grad School Confessional Podcast
For this Christmas special, we decided to make a crossover podcast with two other podcasting scientists. dr Yoah Sui and Ana Sui from the Grad School Confessional Podcast based in Canada. We talked about the differences between doing a PhD in the Netherlands and doing a PhD in Canada. Be sure to check out the Grad School Confessional Podcast on your favorite streaming platform! If you have questions, comments or suggestions please contact us via our website thestrugglingscientists.com or our email address email@example.com
24 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Episode 19: Cutting Edge Research?!?..... Butt-Breathing
In this episode of our cutting-edge research series, we talk about a very interesting paper: Mammalian enteral ventilation ameliorates respiratory failure. Or as many people call it now Butt-Breathing! A super interesting paper that is at the same time pretty funny. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medj.2021.04.004 If you have any questions/comments/suggestions please let us know via our website or email address. You can also follow us on all major social media platforms! thestrugglingscientists.com
56 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Episode 18: Invited Scientist Dr. Dave Speijer- Does other intelligent life exist in the universe?
In the new invited scientist series, we invite scientists to talk with us about their favorite subjects. In this episode, we spoke to Dr. Dave Speijer about how likely it is that there is other intelligent life in the universe. Dr. Dave Speijer is an expert in the field of Molecular evolution and Mitochondrial research. Now he might not know this but he was also one of the inspirations for us to start this podcast. Let's listen to Dave Speijer and his chosen subject. If you have any comments/questions please visit our website: thestrugglingscientists.com
25 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Episode 17: The Science Behind... Dreaming in Black and White
Today we discuss the Science behind Dreaming in Black and White. We never knew there is actually a percentage of people that dream in black and white. So when we learned about this we wanted to know more! In this episode, we dive into the science behind dreaming and talk about what is known about dreaming in black and white. For any comments or questions you can reach out to us via our website or email: thestrugglingscientists.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Also, find us on Social Media! You can find us as The Struggling Scientists on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
43 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Episode 16: The Science Life... Why do I love doing a PhD?
We have highlighted the Struggles of doing a PhD many times before. However, there are also so many amazing sides to doing a PhD that, at times, fade a bit to the background. Today I felt it was necessary to unapologetically tell you about why I love doing a PhD. Find us via: thestrugglingscientists.com
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