The first edition of the meet-up for 2nd year EPS PhD candidates in November was experienced as a good event to get to know other PhD candidates better and to exchange experiences and tips on for instance wellbeing, motivation, and how to keep track of your progress. During the workshop Failure Fitness the participants took a look at their associations with failing and making mistakes and reflected on why it might be good to share your own mistakes and failures with others. The PhD candidates were also reminded that trying and failing is a normal part of a learning or [...]
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Are you interested in regularly meeting up with other EPS PhD candidates? And do you want to share your PhD experiences with your colleagues and learn from each other in a structured way? Then perhaps you would be interested in the possibility of an EPS PhD Peer Consultation Group. There is already one PhD candidate from Wageningen University & Research interested in setting up a new group, so if there are 4-7 more persons with an interest for this EPS PhD Peer Consultation offer, we can get started. Peer Consultation, also called Intervision, is a method to help you to [...]
Guide for dealing with research delays of PhD candidates, postdocs and tenure trackers as a result of COVID-19Susan Urbanus2020-07-01T10:12:44+01:00
This guide, drawn up by several organizations (VSNU, PNN, PostdocNL, trade unions and De Jonge Akademie), can serve as a starting point to facilitate discussions between researchers and research institutions.
The spread of Covid-19 has rapidly and strongly impacted societies all over the world. The EPS PhD Council decided to release a survey in order to evaluate the impact of the resulting crisis on the content and progress of the project of the EPS PhD students. To assess which were the main concerns among PhD students and see if we could help them by solving some questions and/or issues they could have, we asked them to anonymously fill out a survey of 13 questions. The survey was opened the 20th of May 2020 and was closed nine days later, on [...]
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The American Society of Plant Biologists launched a new virtual seminar series via the online community, Plantae. Each seminar features two speakers and you can either watch the livestream or the recorded session.
Jorge Navarro-Muñoz, former postdoc in the WUR Bioinformatics Group, has won the University Fund Wageningen Research Award 2020 for his paper “A computational framework to explore large-scale biosynthetic diversity”.
Katharina Hanika, a PhD candidate at Plant Breeding & Phytopathology at Wageningen University & Research, won the “Dance your PhD” contest in the category Biology, organized by Science and AAAS.