Tay Lab

Emerging Scholars in Global Change Biology 2024

Mentorship, outreach, and networking event organised by faculty, staff, and graduate students from BU's Department of Biology.

Women in STEM Symposium 2024: Mentorship and a Balanced STEM Career

The 2nd Women in STEM Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 6th this year at Boston University and over Zoom. Each speaker will weave their experiences as mentees/mentors into a 35-minute scientific talk, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. New investigators, students and other trainees are invited to join the speakers for a roundtable session and reception for further discussions on their research or other topics of interest. This symposium is open to all genders and academic backgrounds. Please contact arrows@bu.edu with any questions.

Women in STEM: Microglia Panel 2023

Scientific symposium and speaker roundtable for mentorship, outreach, and networking held during Women's History Month. Co-organised with BU ARROWS and supported by Mary Erskine Funding Awards. Event was open to all gender identities and academic backgrounds. See final report.

Emerging Scholars in Integrative Biology 2023

Mentorship, outreach, and networking event organised by faculty and staff from BU's Department of Biology.

Career Real Talk for Researchers

Online conference in June 2022 on career development in German academia and beyond organised by the German Scholars' Organisation. Click on the link and scroll down for recordings of the sessions and other resources.

Diversity in STEM Postdoc Evening

Diversity in STEM (formerly known as "Women in STEM Postdocs") is an informal peer mentoring group open to all postdocs specialising in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics in Freiburg. We meet several times a year to share food and drinks. Registration through an official email account is required. Each gathering is limited to 12 participants. Unless permission is given, all conversations are confidential.

Contacts: Dr. Katharina Lischka <katharina.lischka(at)biologie.uni-freiburg.de> (Postdoc, Biology I) or Dr. Tuan Leng Tay <tuan.leng.tay(at)biologie.uni-freiburg.de> (Group Leader, Faculty of Biology, until October 2021)

Next event: to be announced
To be announced.
Other topics are also welcome.

Topics at past events:

Friday, 5th March 2021
via Zoom

  • Application to grants and faculty positions as early career researchers (Germany & N. America).

Friday, 6th November 2020
via Zoom

  • Early Career Researchers in Corona times.

Friday, 17th April 2020
via Zoom

  • job application and interview process for faculty positions
  • academic careers in Germany, USA, Canada, Russia, Israel and Italy

Friday, 7th February 2020
with guest scientist Prof. Annegret Wilde
(Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes Lab; FRIAS Director for Natural & Life Sciences)

  • mindset for an academic career
  • work-life balance
  • people management

Friday, 13th December 2019

  • coaching and career planning
  • starting grants
  • lab management

Thursday, 19th September 2019

  • Family and Science
  • What to do after a first postdoc
  • How to start your own lab after being a postdoc

Friday, 5th July 2019

  • mentoring and coaching programmes for postdocs
  • postdoc fellowship and grant applications

Friday, 1st March 2019

  • time management / prioritisation
  • receiving mentorship
  • networking

Training in Scientific Management, Communication and Career Advancement

Summer Writing Clinic 2024

  • for 1st and 2nd year BU graduate students
  • Biology (Neuro, CM), MCBB, GPN, AnatNeuro
  • writing projects: fellowship application, qualifying examination proposal
  • 6 weeks, May 27-July 1 (via Zoom)

Summer Writing Clinic 2023

  • for current and incoming BU graduate students
  • Biology (Neuro, CM), MCBB, GPN, AnatNeuro
  • writing projects: original research article, fellowship application, project proposal
  • 4 weeks, 5-26 June 2023 (via Zoom)

Grant Writing Workshop (condensed lab edition)

  • for seniors and graduate students
  • Guest speaker: Anne-Marie Abban-Demitrus, 2nd year Biology CM graduate student who has applied to multiple awards and competitions
  • 1.5 hours, 23rd February 2023

"Anatomy of a research article: reading and writing" (Workshop; lab edition)

  • for sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • 1 hour, 16th February 2023

Data Management & IT Security Workshop (Lab edition)

  • RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) compliant data handling, storage and backup
  • Managing team and own (large) data
  • Safe management of multiple logins and passwords
  • 1 hour, 19th September 2022

Time Management Workshop – a condensed version for those short on time!

  • hands-on session, practical tools that are immediately applicable to any schedules
  • for research assistants, undergraduate and graduate students
  • 1.5 hours, 27th May 2022

Summer Writing Clinic

  • for graduate students and postdocs
  • writing projects: original research article, review article, research statement, dissertation, project proposal
  • 6 weeks, 28th June – 2nd August 2021 (via Zoom)

Career pathways – a seminar with graduates for graduands (organised by Matteo Petrich)

  • for undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and early career scientists
  • 3 and 9 March 2021 (via Zoom)

Time Management Workshop
Scientific Communication Workshop
Career Planning & Negotiations Workshop

  • for graduate students, postdocs and research assistants
  • 21-23 May 2020 (via Zoom)

Scientific Writing Workshop

  • for MSc and PhD students
  • Saturday, 18th January 2020

Coffee and Career: CV Writing (with Dr. Julia Michael, Academic Coordinator for FRS postdoc programme)

  • Friday, 11th October 2019

Project Management and Team-building

  • for students, postdocs and research assistants
  • Friday, 6th and Saturday, 7th September 2019

CV Writing Workshop

  • for students and postdocs of the University of Freiburg
  • Saturday, 27th April 2019

CyberMentor – Die Online-MINT-Plattform nur für Mädchen!

Online mentoring programme for high school female pupils by volunteer mentors from STEM fields in higher institutions of learning and the industry.