Life as a Scientist

A PhD Journey in the Land of Leprechauns

A PhD Journey in the Land of Leprechauns

Republic of Ireland is also well-known for the Celtic cultures and Irish folklore that include stories of angels, fairies and leprechauns. Here is a narration of Dr. Lee Hooi-Ling’s journey as a PhD researcher in the Land of Leprechauns.

The American Postdoc Experience

The American Postdoc Experience

In the previous issue of SciMy Magazine, Sylvia shared her experiences in exploring alternative careers whilst working as a postdoctoral researcher. In this article, she delves into her genuine opinions on postdoctoral training in the US.

Interview: Dr Sonia Ortega

Interview: Dr Sonia Ortega

Dr Sonia Ortega, a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation (NSF) spoke to SciMy about her views on science education and her involvement with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) in her 2-month working visit to Malaysia. We received an introduction to the life of a woman whose dedication to science is undeniable. Interview by Victor Tan and Xander Chong.

Life at CERN: Beyond the LHC

Life at CERN: Beyond the LHC

A column by Hwong Yi Ling When it comes to research at CERN, much spotlight has been shone on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). And rightly so. The LHC is the culmination of a decade of meticulous design and hard work, from a big team […]

Life as a postdoc

Life as a postdoc

by Dr Sylvia Yip As I am writing this, I am months away from leaving postdoc and also academia. So far, it has been quite roller coaster journey filled initially with loneliness, depression, anxiety, to subsequently self-discovery, hope and fulfilment. I am therefore grateful for […]

Meet the Scientist – Professor Sheila Nathan

Meet the Scientist – Professor Sheila Nathan

SciMy speaks to Prof Sheila Nathan. the Director of the Comparative Genomics and Genetics Research Centre at the Malaysia Genome Institute (GENOM Malaysia).

Life at CERN: Are you a physicist or an engineer?

Life at CERN: Are you a physicist or an engineer?

A regular column by a Yi Ling, a Malaysian who used to work at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.

PhD – getting it the Kiwi way!

PhD – getting it the Kiwi way!

Dr Valerie Soo tells us about her experience doing a PhD in New Zealand.