Research Showcase Experience #3

This post is contributed by Lahari Murali, recipient of the Best Press Release Award. Participating in the Research Showcase this year was a formative experience. Apart from giving an opportunity to communicate my work and its significance, this competition helped me realise the importance of science communication in the present world. Before the competition, I …

Research Showcase Experience #2

This post is contributed by Rayan Sabra, recipient of the People’s Choice Award. During my previous years, I only had the opportunity to take part in oral presentations but never in poster presentations. So the Research Showcase was literally my fist ever experience in poster designing and presentation. It was definitely enjoyable and beneficial! The …

Graduate School Bulletin, July 2017

Issue 01/17 (01)  We are pleased to introduce the new Graduate School Bulletin. This bulletin provides monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by the Graduate School. Researcher Development Programme (RDP) Upcoming RDP courses are listed below: Date Time Course 26 July 2017 10am – 12.30pm Word Essentials for Researchers – Advanced 28 July 2017 …

[Call for Abstracts] UNMC LINK ’17 PG Conference

Student-led Interdisciplinary Research Conference The inaugural UNMC LINK ’17 is a research conference by postgraduate students, for postgraduate students. The goal of this conference is to empower postgraduate students to share and celebrate their research in a positive, constructive and collaborative space while facilitating the development of interdisciplinary connections and networks. This conference will be …

[Invitation] Researcher Boot Camp

The Graduate School, in collaboration with the faculties, is pleased to invite all researchers on campus to attend its inaugural summer boot camp. All postgraduate research students are welcome to attend. This boot camp covers topics that have been highlighted by researchers as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities. It is …

Research Showcase Experience #1

This post is written by Tham Shiau Ying, Overall Winner and the recipient of the Best Poster Award. I was a little apprehensive to begin with the task of preparing a 250 word press release in a simplistic layman version of my PhD work. Yet, the experience was both challenging and unique because I had …

Summer Course: Publishing in High Quality Journals

Most of you would have probably heard of the phrase “publish or perish”. This phrase reflects the importance of academic publishing. It is generally known that publishing in academia is important, but what about publishing during your PhD studies? Publishing is important if you want to remain in academia after your PhD. It does not …

Summer Course: Preparing for the Viva

Handing in a PhD thesis is a tremendous achievement, but it is not the end of the journey for doctoral students. The next step is to prepare for an intellectually-gruelling hurdle: a viva. This oral examination is where you will defend your thesis. To put it simply, you should think of it as a verbal …

Nucleus, June 2017

June 2017 edition of Nucleus is appended herewith, for your viewing and reading pleasure. Alternatively, click here to view the web version. We will be introducing a simplified version of our newsletter next month. The new version will provide monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by the Graduate School. Henceforth, the publication of Nucleus …

UNMC Research Showcase 2017: Best Press Release

Title: Exploring the Cannabinoid Receptors Marijuana, hashish, weed… whatever it may be called, the subject of cannabis is quite a head turner, and often for the wrong reasons. But cannabis requires an accomplice to have its notorious effects – the cannabinoid receptors (CBR). These receptors are biological molecules (biomolecules) found in the human body that …