Early Career Researcher Hub
Explore our hub of resources for Early Career Researchers
Proteintech are passionate about supporting the research and career development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs).
Our ECR hub gathers all our resources in one place to help you with your journey, from events and grant opportunities to our guest blogs providing tips on how to navigate your PhD.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ECR events, general enquires or to learn more about Proteintech's ECR support initiatives.
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Cancer Immunotherapy Early Career Researcher Meeting 2022
28th April 2022
Dr Santiago Zelenay, Cancer Research UK, Manchester. "Manipulating inflammation to raise cancer immunogenicity and the response to immunotherapy"
Dr Mike Chapman, Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge, UK. "Biological Cancer Immunotherapies: Challenges at the Bench and at the Bedside".
Dr Peng Liao, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan. "T cell-derived interrferon (IFN)γ in combination with arachidonic acid (AA) induces immunogenic tumor ferroptosis, serving as a mode of action for CD8+ T cells (CYL)-mediated tumor killing".
Katrin Pansy, PhD Student, Medical University of Graz, Austria.
My Nguyen, PhD Student, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United States. "Listeria-based vaccine targeting interferon-stimulated gene 15 for renal cell carcinoma".
Dr Mary Priyankar Udumula, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Neurodegeneration Early Career Researcher Meeting 2021
4th November 2021
02:53 - Keynote Dr Shane Liddelow, NYU Langone “Glia and mentors: all that matters is support”
44:46 - Dr Charlie Arber, University College London “Familial Alzheimer’s disease mutations in PSEN1 lead to premature stem cell neurogenesis"
1:05:42 - Anushka Bhargava, University of Sheffield “Identification of Arfaptin-2 as a potential therapeutic target for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using iPSC-derived motor neurons and zebrafish as models of ALS”
1:22:10 - Dr Catia Gomes, University of Indiana “Astrocytes contribute to retinal ganglion cell neurodegeneration in a glaucoma patient-specific pluripotent stem cell model”
Cancer Immunotherapy Early Career Researcher Meeting 2021
Keynote Dr John Maher: 02:25 "CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy of Solid Tumors: Learning from the Clinic and Lab in Parallel"
Dr Matthias Bozza: 37:50 "Non-viral, autonomously replicating DNA Nanovectors for T-cells engineering"
Dr John Lu: 59:45 "CAR-NK Cells from Engineered Pluripotent Stem Cells; Off-The-Shelf Therapeutics for All Patients"
At Proteintech, we love celebrating your scientific success stories. Hear from early-career scientists about their first publications in and academic journeys.
Odetta Antico is a PhD student at the University of Dundee, working on a proteomic approach to study mitochondrial networks in Parkinson’s disease. Recently, she published a seminal paper in Scientific advances “Global ubiquitylation analysis of mitochondria in primary neurons identifies endogenous Parkin targets following activation of PINK1”, PMID: 34767452.
In this interview, Odetta discusses her paper, her insight on living in Scotland versus Italy, and her inspiring philosophical outlook on life and working in science. She has just submitted her PhD thesis for review, and we wish her luck in the upcoming viva!
Odetta and colleagues used a staggering 10 antibodies from Proteintech in immunofluorescence, western blotting, and immunoprecipitation to acquire data for this research.
Interview with Dr Chaitali Mukherjee
Dr Chaitali Mukherjee is the first author of a recent paper in Cell Metabolism: “Oligodendrocytes Provide Antioxidant Defense Function for Neurons by Secreting Ferritin Heavy Chain”, PMID 32531201.
Here, Chaitali discusses her motivations for neurodegenerative research, her work in science outreach, and how her career to date has unfolded.
Dr Chaitali Mukherjee used Proteintech’s antibody against Rab35 (11329-2-AP) for immunoblotting of extracellular vesicles.
Interview with Dr Nadav Weinstock
This July, Dr. Laura Feltri’s team at the University of Buffalo published a landmark paper in Neuron "Macrophages Expressing GALC Improve Peripheral Krabbe Disease by a Mechanism Independent of Cross-Correction" (PMID: 32375064) detailing new insights into the pathological mechanisms of Krabbe disease. Proteintech’s Dr Rebecca Northeast, spoke to the lead author Dr Weinstock about this work and his experience as an early-career scientist.
Dr Nadav Weinstock used Proteintech antibodies against OLIG2 (13999-1-AP). PMP2 (12717-1-AP), and CD206 (18704-1-AP) in IF and WB experiments to help carry out this research.
Careers workshop: CV writing for academia and industry
22nd March 2022
Looking for your next PostDoc or Fellowship, or considering a move from academia to industry? Creating a good CV is the first step to land you that all important interview.
Join professionals in academia and industry for valuable tips that will help you take that next step in your career. Including an in-depth Q&A and certificate of attendance.
From academia to...? Your diverse career options after a PhD/PostDoc
23rd September 2021
As part of National PostDoc Appreciation Week, Proteintech hosted a careers panel with panellist from a variety of job roles, highlighting the wide range of job roles available after a PhD. Each panellist gave a short presentation describing their current job role and career path after a PhD/PostDoc.
Career Development Blogs:
How to prepare for a PhD viva - Ten tips for success
Guest author Tiago Marcos from the University of Edinburgh successfully defended his PhD last month, and has written 10 tips on how to prepare for the big day.
How to write a good scientific abstract
Mastering the art of abstract writing is essential for boosting the visibility of your research. Read Proteintech's 10 Top tips for writing a strong abstract.
How to be a great lab manager - 6 tips
Being a lab manager is not an easy task and it’s about a lot more than just the science; it’s similar to managing a small business. As if that’s not daunting enough, often newly appointed lab managers get very little formal training on the management of people and lab budgets. Here are 6 tips to help you be a great lab manager and better manage your time.
7 Secrets to a successful scientific presentation
Fearful of speaking in front of others? There’s no part of your academic journey dedicated to teaching you how to present your research effectively and professionally. The following tips can help you overcome the fear and help you become more confident in both your presentation and yourself.
How fellowships can advance your academic career
Together with Sophie Quick (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Adriana Bankston (University of California, USA*), Proteintech would like to share some thoughts and advice to anyone thinking of applying for fellowships worldwide.
To Dye or Not to Dye? Understanding the different viability dyes for flow cytometry
Dead cell exclusion in flow cytometry is crucial for reliable and accurate results. This blog will help you understand which reagents are best for your experiment, providing a comprehensive overview of the popular products available to help you find "another way to dye".
Seizing the day: How to Save Time in Your Immunoassay Experiments
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, many researchers around the world are faced with restrictions on time and resources in the lab. Learn how to save precious hours on your IP, IF, and western blotting experiments.
Intracellular Flow Cytometry Staining Protocol
Understand the different approaches to intracellular staining for flow cytometry in this "do-it-yourself" guide to fix and perm.
Top tips for a successful transition to a postdoc role
A post-doctoral research position is an excellent opportunity to fully develop the skills acquired throughout your PhD research. If you’re a prospective post-doc seeking to advance your career in academia, here are a few top tips for tackling the challenge.
Proteintech is proud to support researchers by offering travel grants every year to multiple conferences around the world. Follow the links below to see the full details of our upcoming travel grants and past winners.
Best Lab Manager Award Hall of Fame
The lab can be a chaotic place. Great lab managers keep the chaos at bay and make sure that science is as efficient as possible in the lab. Proteintech's Best Lab Manager Award recognizes those lab managers who go above and beyond the call of duty.
Congratulations to the previous winners of the Best Lab Manager Award! All the below winners received a $1000 research grant and a lab care package.
Best Postdoc Mentor Award Hall of Fame
In recognition of the critically important role that mentors play in supporting and helping research, every year Proteintech offers one $1000 reward for outstanding mentorship. Congratulations to the winners below.