February 2014

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    Double degree, double pressure - Yige Bao, PhD Candidate

    Dr. Yige Bao has blazed a trail from Chengdu, China all the way to London, Ontario. He is the first trainee to participate in the Dual PhD program developed through a unique partnership between Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Sichuan University in Chengdu.

  • decorative imageFunding new opportunities - Monica Guzman, PhD
    Three research areas, three degrees, three countries; Monica Guzman has always followed her passion no matter the cost. Of course, pursuing graduate education is always easier with funding. That is one reason Guzman has made it a priority to apply to the grants and scholarships available to all graduate and postdoctoral trainees.

  • decorative imageExploring New Directions with Ilka Heinemann, PhD
    Any microbiology textbook will tell you that DNA replication and RNA transcription always proceed in the same direction and no polymerase (the enzyme responsible for the process) has ever been able to do it in the other direction.

  • Kick start your job search
    February is an exciting month as days are slowly getting longer, bringing with them a sense that spring is on the way soon. Those who love winter sports get to enjoy two weeks of world class sporting action during the Olympics.

  • Three minutes to win it - 3MT
    What can you do with a single, static PowerPoint slide, your charm and charisma and 180 seconds? Armed with only these few things, could you explain your research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges?

  • Building a Stronger Community
    Long days spent in a lab waiting for results. Nights hunched at a computer working on a thesis. Graduate students know that finding the time to fit anything into the day aside from research can be a challenge.

  • Research Day Adds Industry Twist
    This year, London Health Research Day is offering four interactive workshops featuring industry and academic leaders. Each workshop will run for one hour, presenting a panel of experts who will discuss key topics in research and academia and answer audience questions.No sign-up is necessary for the workshops, which will run on a first-come-first-seated basis. Panellists are still being added to each session. Click here to keep up-to-date with all the information.

  • London Health Research Day Volunteer Opportunities
    We are looking for graduate trainees and postdoctoral scholars to help out at London Health Research Day on March 18. A number of volunteer opportunities are available to support the event, all of which will look great as extracurricular activities on your CV.