Tag Archives: work

Database progress

Last week, we bid farewell to Amber, a bittersweet goodbye that marks the end of a successful chapter in our ‘SoilTemp’ project. Yet it also provides closure to a very good story, as you’ll see. Amber joined us as a … Continue reading

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Battling my emails

I started tracking my time at work in detail at the start of my postdoc in 2018, using the amazing app ‘Timeular’. This series of stories provides some insights into postdoc life using that data. A traumatizing aspect of academia … Continue reading

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Covid19 has totally transformed the way we go about life. Making this statement after half a year of this virus dominating all global news is truly knocking down an open door, and yet, I wondered what our trusted numbers could … Continue reading

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Dad in academia

On September 5th, my wife gave birth to a beautiful girl. On that day, our lifes went into a new, happier, fuller and much muore complicated phase: that of parenthood. From one day to the next, I became a ‘dad … Continue reading

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Long and winding

It is a long and winding trail, the new project we are working on. A new and exciting question, with a lot of intermediate steps before we will get to the final answer. Luckily, I love long and winding trails, … Continue reading

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New phase

Data for three out of my four experiments has now been collected, processed and stored away, meaning my research has steered into a very important new phase: analysing and writing! Totally ready for my third year that starts next week!

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