Kaylyn Tousignant

Meet Kaylyn Davis Tousignant – communicating the gut microbiome to the public!

Promoting health to others is the biggest driving factor for Kaylyn Davis Tousignant – Scientific Writer with gut microbiome analysis company Microba. Kaylyn is a recent PhD student who has submitted her thesis and is awaiting graduation. She received her Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Biology in 2015 and completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2019. In 2015 she received the Lumen Prize Research Award. She is a Scientific Writer who works hard to stay up to date on the latest research and translates the information into laymen content for a generalist audience.

Dr Nicola Angel

Meet Dr Nicola Angel – heading up an Australian gut microbiome sequencing laboratory!

Dr Nicola Angel wants to see Australian scientists progress to make meaningful impacts globally, particularly in the area of gut microbiome analysis and research guided treatment breakthroughs. Nicola is the Head of Laboratory Operations for Brisbane-based Microba’s production laboratory and NATA accredited clinical test. Her role is busy, complex, detailed and covers many areas of operations which she says are ‘interesting’ and ‘dynamic’. She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours I and a Doctorate of Philosophy. She started her training in immunology and drug discovery and design and went on to work in research, management, consultancy and service provision throughout the career.

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Meet Neelam Patel, a Canadian Low Vision Specialist competing for Miss Universe Canada 2020!

Neelam Patel obtained her master’s of science degree from Université de Montréal with a specialization in vision rehabilitation and is a certified low vision specialist. She is currently working full time for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada. She helps visually impaired individuals adjust to their vision loss by educating them on their visual diagnosis, introducing optical and non-optical assistive devices and teaching adaptive techniques. In addition, she is currently competing for Miss Universe Canada 2020 and has designed her platform to focus on promoting higher education and advocating for people with visual disabilities. Since it is 20/20, it is the perfect year to discuss ocular health!

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Parenting as a Research Student in the Covid-19 Pandemic!

Whilst being locked in with a 1-year-old is hard work, I count myself lucky that (a) I only have one and (b) I imagine entertaining a 1-year-old I imagine is easier than a 4-year-old (c) I don’t have to compete for broadband with two teenage children. All parents out there, trying to manage the wellbeing of their housebound child(ren) and balance work, and find any item on their shopping list in the supermarket, and keep fit, and stay sane and maybe even home school, you are doing great.

Meet Dr Ipek Saralar-Aras, a Turkish maths teacher conducting research on geometry and educational technologies!

Ipek is a qualified mathematics teacher who works on designing lessons to improve students’ understanding of spatial geometry. She has worked, volunteered and trained in numerous schools in Turkey and England. She graduated from the Middle East Technical University in June 2014 with a BSc and in April 2016 with an MSc in Mathematics Education. She joined the University of Nottingham’s Learning Science Research Institute in September 2015 as an MA student in Learning, Technology and Education. Successfully completing the requirements for her MA degree in September 2016, she continued her studies with a PhD in Education in the same institute. She worked as a doctoral researcher and a research assistant at the University of Nottingham in the School of Education. She successfully defended her PhD thesis in March 2020 and received her doctorate in Education from the University of Nottingham, England. She is currently an academician and an education expert at the Turkish Ministry of National Education.

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Kaylyn Tousignant

Meet Kaylyn Davis Tousignant – communicating the gut microbiome to the public!

Promoting health to others is the biggest driving factor for Kaylyn Davis Tousignant – Scientific Writer with gut microbiome analysis company Microba. Kaylyn is a recent PhD student who has submitted her thesis and is awaiting graduation. She received her Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Biology in 2015 and completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2019. In 2015 she received the Lumen Prize Research Award. She is a Scientific Writer who works hard to stay up to date on the latest research and translates the information into laymen content for a generalist audience.

Dr Nicola Angel

Meet Dr Nicola Angel – heading up an Australian gut microbiome sequencing laboratory!

Dr Nicola Angel wants to see Australian scientists progress to make meaningful impacts globally, particularly in the area of gut microbiome analysis and research guided treatment breakthroughs. Nicola is the Head of Laboratory Operations for Brisbane-based Microba’s production laboratory and NATA accredited clinical test. Her role is busy, complex, detailed and covers many areas of operations which she says are ‘interesting’ and ‘dynamic’. She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours I and a Doctorate of Philosophy. She started her training in immunology and drug discovery and design and went on to work in research, management, consultancy and service provision throughout the career.

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Meet Neelam Patel, a Canadian Low Vision Specialist competing for Miss Universe Canada 2020!

Neelam Patel obtained her master’s of science degree from Université de Montréal with a specialization in vision rehabilitation and is a certified low vision specialist. She is currently working full time for Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada. She helps visually impaired individuals adjust to their vision loss by educating them on their visual diagnosis, introducing optical and non-optical assistive devices and teaching adaptive techniques. In addition, she is currently competing for Miss Universe Canada 2020 and has designed her platform to focus on promoting higher education and advocating for people with visual disabilities. Since it is 20/20, it is the perfect year to discuss ocular health!

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Particle physicists want to prove the existence of the hypothetical Axion-like particles that might be constituents of the mysterious dark matter but haven´t been seen so far.

Scientists are Conducting Fundamental Research With ‘Speed Machines’!

Particle physicists claim they understand the universe, but the complexity of this surprising paradox behind our universe reveals to us that still 95 percent of the universe is yet not understood nor has it been seen directly. Mind dazzling indeed but if our universe would not contain e.g. entropy, wiggling particles possessing their own “wiggle-room” so to speak and slow, non-excited, as they seem to be, “hippy particles” as some of its fundamental components, we would not have the complex world we see today, including you and me.

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How to increase your employability from home!

Looking for inspiration on how to increase your employability during this undeniably difficult period? Read below for some quick, easy and free ways to spend your days at home productively and for the most part enjoyably. Great for those who are currently unemployed and ready to enter the job-hunting arena when lockdown rules are paused, also great for those who are employed but are looking into self-development and / or changing their career.

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Five tips for student group success!

Does your research centre have a student group? Georgia and I know first-hand how important having a connected social group is to survive and thrive in the graduate research environment. Research studies can often be a stressful and challenging time for the individual; our work can be independent, we may be studying off campus and away from a main group, and we are often learning as we go whilst being constantly reminded that we are competing with our peers for post-doc jobs. With that said we know how vital it is to have social connectedness, and like-minded people to share this unique journey with.  Here’s 5 tips to get the best from your student group!

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Parenting as a Research Student in the Covid-19 Pandemic!

Whilst being locked in with a 1-year-old is hard work, I count myself lucky that (a) I only have one and (b) I imagine entertaining a 1-year-old I imagine is easier than a 4-year-old (c) I don’t have to compete for broadband with two teenage children. All parents out there, trying to manage the wellbeing of their housebound child(ren) and balance work, and find any item on their shopping list in the supermarket, and keep fit, and stay sane and maybe even home school, you are doing great.