The work-life balance: thoughts from IBAHCM Director Prof. Dan Haydon

Striking the ideal work-life balance is a challenge faced by many in academia. In this guest post, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine Director Professor Daniel (Dan) Haydon shares his thoughts on the topic. Originally published on the IBAHCM blog Naturally Speaking, and with more of a focus on post-PhD research, we are re-blogging […]

Introducing our final blogger!

“I’ll be back before you know it…” were my famous last words to friends and family in the Netherlands when I set off for an internship in Glasgow. Almost three years later—still here! I fell in love with the windy wee Victorian roads of the West End, the Scottish hills and lochs, and my fabulous […]

Sparking our conversation

The Greek philosopher Paracelsus knew them for what they were—fire elementals; beings with the power to endure flames without harm. With scorched black skin emblazoned with brilliant yellow, the Greeks named them “fire-lizards”. We call them salamanders! While not quite the beasts of myth and legend, European fire salamanders are fascinating animals. With a superficial […]