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Swift: A ten minute coffee with Dr Michael Pound

Michael Pound was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science. Mike was a Nottingham Research Fellow with the Future Food Beacon before becoming an Assistant Prof. Tell us about your research in 10 words or less… I use machine learning to quickly analyse biological images. Now, explain your research for a …

Swift: A ten minute coffee with Dr Gabriel Castrillo

Dr Gabriel Castrillo is an Associate Professor in Plant Microbiomes and a member of the Future Food Beacon, where he started out as a Nottingham Research Fellow.  Tell us about your research in 10 words or less… I examine plants interactions with microbes in the area of nutrition. Now, explain your research for a lay …

Take control of your career #4: Writing the narrative of your work

This post is written by Dr Peter Noy, Associate Director of Research for the Future Food Beacon. Over the last few months I have been giving talks on how to navigate your career to achieve research independence. The single theme that runs throughout these talks is developing a clear narrative for your career story. To …

Take control of your career #3: Preparing a fellowship – the secret is the 3Ps

This post is written by Peter Noy. Dr Peter Noy is the Associate Director for Research at the Future Food Beacon. His work mentoring early career researchers is integral to his key responsibility for coordinating and developing successful funding bids for the Beacon. When thinking about fellowships it is important to remember the three Ps: …

Take control of your career #2: The early bird catches the worm – by Peter Noy

Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash The short version of this blog is that, as an early career researcher, the best thing you can do to be successful is to start writing grants early and keep writing them! Now for the longer version… One of the keys to academic success is convincing other people to …

Take control of your career #1: ‘The Osprey’ – by Peter Noy

Photograph by Elisa Stone on Unsplash Dr Peter Noy is the Associate Director for Research at the Future Food Beacon. His work mentoring early careers researchers is integral to his key responsibility for coordinating and developing successful funding bids for the Beacon. In this new ‘Take control of your career’ series, he will be sharing …