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How to Become a Good Mentor

How to Become a Good Mentor

Being a good mentor gives one an excellent opportunity to grow and develop ourselves in several valuable skills like communication, leadership and management. Given that mentorship is so important, what are some of the attributes of a good mentor?

Don’t be a square – think outside the box!

Don’t be a square – think outside the box!

In 1962 when Gross and Lapiere wondered what was responsible for the disappearance of a tadpole’s tail, they discovered collagenase – an enzyme responsible for degrading collagen. Following this, structurally similar enzymes were found that acted on collagens and other extracellular matrix proteins – they became known as the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family and the dogma was born…

Bridging the gap – challenges for women in science and academia

Bridging the gap – challenges for women in science and academia

Over a century on, significant breakthroughs in policies and general attitudes have created opportunities for women to take their place as equals on the research stage. A closer look at diversity among scientists in both research and industry, however, reveals that a gender disparity still exists.