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Moms in Proteomics: Building a supportive and unified community together

Moms in Proteomics was founded to connect mothers in the field of proteomics, share stories of successes and challenges, and build a community of mothers in highly productive and influential careers.

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Remembering Dr. Barbara McClintock on the 120th anniversary of her birth

We celebrate the pioneering Dr. Barbara McClintock who won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology for her discovery of transposition in maize; the only woman in this category to ever do so single-handedly.

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Open access methods and protocols promote open science in a pandemic

This paper discusses how researchers in Peru used complementary methods development and protocol publications to better ensure the reproducibility and usability of their research than either publication would have alone.

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Western Blot Troubleshooting Guide

Common problems encountered in western blotting include low signal or high background. This video helps you troubleshoot problems in your Western Blot experiment, and provides solutions to ensure you get the expected results in the shortest amount of time.

Antibody Essentials Part 3: How Antibody Technologies Evolved

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Antibody Essentials Part 3: How Antibody Technologies Evolved

How did scientists in the pre-internet era develop their own reagents, and how can adopting that mindset today inform experimental reproducibility and improve your research?

 

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Cell Culture: Sterile/Asceptic Technique Dos & Dont's

Even if you’ve been trained for cell culture in your lab, it’s a good idea to review your sterile tissue culture technique from time to time. This video demonstrates the “Dos & Dont’s” of proper sterile cell culture.

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New paradigm for teaching scientific writing in STEM

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New paradigm for teaching scientific writing in STEM

Effective oral and written communication skills are critical for a successful career in science. This article outlines an instructional model that integrates experienced research-active PIs with an expert in the study and teaching of technical writing.

When should I be thinking about managing my data and code?

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When should I be thinking about managing my data and code?

A good Data Management Plan will make your research life easier. Start with the end of your project in mind to help avoid problems and make your research run more smoothly.

A solution for breaking the language barrier

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A solution for breaking the language barrier

Global problems require global scientific solutions, but the dominance of the English language can be a barrier for non-English-proficient researchers. The authors propose integrating peer language proofing and translation systems in preprint platforms as a way to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Introducing new group leaders: Maria Hondele

Maria Hondele tells us about setting up an interactive interdisciplinary group at Biozentrum, University of Basel, studying the role of DEADbox ATPAses in regulating membraneless organelles, the pros and cons of constantly moving, and getting as much advice as possible and cherry picking what works for you.

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The postdoctoral blueprint part two: the faculty application

A postdoctoral position with advanced research experience is essential when preparing for an academic career, however, it is also critical to develop other parts of your academic portfolio to create a robust application for a competitive faculty application.

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The postdoctoral blueprint part one: creating a niche

Following a career path into academia can be daunting. The authors discuss essential elements needed to transition the postdoctoral position into faculty candidate and provide critical hacks to help postdoctoral fellows navigate the application and interview processes.