How was your Monday world? || ➡️ . . For me, today is a kind of "Monday", where I've so much to do, update, organise and so on. . . Although this picture might be not the best and our faces look so tired, we were enjoying good food and special plates (in the middle of the #montblanc ❄😉😍) after more than 13 hours of work with non stop. Now I am on my way to the lab and can't wait to tell you about the experiments we have been runing. . . . Soon, many updated posts are coming up and alsooooo🤓😜.. advices on #writingthesis post is almost done 📚 #staytuned #sci#sciencephdcreative . .. Wish you all a good day🌐🌸💡👩‍🔬 . . #esrf #synchotron #crystals #datacollection #done #phdjourney #unstoppablegirl #excited #thesiswriting #inprogress #science #scicomm #womenwhoscience #womeninscience #womeninstem #lovemywork
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Protein crystal mounting|| 👩‍🔬 If you were wondering how do we pick up a protein crystal from its growth solution for data collection? . . 💡 Let me present you,  one of the important tools used in our "crystalsation room" >>> swipe through the pictures➡️ >>> . . 🔎These are crystallization Caps- fitted with a Cryo-Loop from Hampton Research . . 🔎Thanks to these loops, we are able to mount mannually and directly on the loops our protein crystals. They are designed by X-ray transparent material, which reduce excess fluid, prevent damages, and making getting the crystals out of the drop easier. We have a collection of loops with a rage of sizes and basing on your protein crystals's☄: . . ✔ Size ✔ Shape ✔ Fragility . . You will able to pick them easly without destroying them ❄. Therefore, what we would usually do is preparing a cryo- protective buffer to protect the crystals. You have to be also very accurate and quick . 💡🤞Mounting a crystal in a loop manually requires time, patience and excellent motor skills. . . Have a nice weekend world 😉... mine gonna be in 🤸‍♀️🎬... . . #phdjourney #scicomm #motivation #mounting #crystals #structuralbiology #preparationiskey #staytuned for this weekend #scientist #unstoppable #gradstudentlife #ahstyle #womeninscience #womenwhoscience #sciencephdcreative #researchlife #labwork 👩‍💻🔎❄
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#Repost @phd_comics (@get_repost) ・・・ How writing works... ============== This is a typical situation when you are about to write your research thesis 🤓👩‍💻.... So let's try to keep calm and work smart, hard and carry on 😌 #nopanic . . #thesis #phdcomics 😍 #phdjourney #scicomm #motivation #planing  #structuralbiology #preparationiskey #staymotivated #scientist #ahstyle #sciencephdcreative #researchlife  #labwork #productivity
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Breakfast☕🍒🥝🍇|| #loveeating #science ⚠️Do you skip your morning meal? . . Another thing I forgot to mention in the list of "starting your day" in the best way possible is having HEALTHY & highly nutritious BREAKFAST 🍽🍀 . . Do you remember my "morning bowls"  of yogurt, fruits and nuts? Here you go...inside these bowls I had the best nutritions in the world🥝🍇🍌🍓. Finally the bowl became a kind of pancake but still with fruits, nuts, 100% cacao, and seeds and of course with Coffeeeee ☕ (can't start the day without) The ENERGY I feel afterwords is INCREDIBLE🤸‍♀️. . . Now scientifically 👩‍🔬 (if you go back to biochemistry books), our cells need certain food to function properly. Thus, If we don't get the right input, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines. Giving your brain the right nutritions (especially in the morning) can help you to boost your productivity, concentration, focus and work throughout the morning without any dips in energy. . . Wish you all a very nice day.... Now it's time for me to go and optimize some protein crystals #staytuned 🤞 #sci#sciencephdcreative 😉 . . #eatinghealthy #staystrong #energetic ✔💪 #colourful #aboutmybreakfast #enjoying #food #nutritions #focus  #phdjourney #scicomm #motivation #planing #scientist #gradstudentlife #ahstyle #womeninscience #womenwhoscience #sciencephdcreative #researchlife  #labwork #productivity
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♻️ Take time to recharge your batteries. It's hard to see where you're going when your lights are dim. Robert H. Connelly|| . . I was thinking about how much I was mentally & physically relaxed 💆‍♀️🍃🍃today, ready to face the work week with my batteries fully charged from the weekend. 👩‍🔬 As researchers #gradstudents sometimes we found it hard to disconnect from work even during the weekend. But I think It’s important to find a 🔛 balance between life and work to keep yourself on track. When you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and no longer able to relax, it’s time to change and take some steps to take care of yourself and your obligations in the right way. . . With that said .. what I would also suggest for better start would be: ===✔=== Planning my workday the night before. I used to do this and still, writing down what needs to be done (all experiments, meetings, and tasks organised by time and in order of priority) the night before. 📑 I think it's a great way to ensure you start your workday strong and personally, this makes me feel more productive. ===✔=== Starting the day with a workout 🤸‍♀️. I feel It pumps me up and fill me with right energy and confidence👌. . . . #haveaniceweek #phdjourney #scicomm #motivation #planing #structuralbiology #preparationiskey #staymotivated #scientist #gradstudentlife #ahstyle #womeninscience #womenwhoscience #sciencephdcreative #researchlife  #labwork #productivity
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Fridayayay 🔬🤓|| . . Protein purification week is completed ✔👍 How was your #lab#labwork week? . . Look deeper in my face to see how much I'm satisfied and grateful 😊.. for doing what I really love. . . Here👩‍🔬 I am in our crystallization room, where all the magic happens ➡️🔎 (swipe the pic) where we usually prepare protein "diamond" crystals. . . You can see behind me the instrument we use for protein crystallization. I love using this on as it's automatic system #douglasinstruments, requires a small amount of protein but highly concentrated (now you know why I have been using @millipore.sigma filter😜👩‍🔬) and provide many options for setting up crystallization plates❄ . . Soon, I would make sure to update you about the purification results, the crystallization world🌐 and so on and so far. . . Now ... It's time to relax and recover the energies for next week👩‍🔬. Enjoy your evening #world 😊 . . #friday #experiments #phdjourney #scicomm #crystals #structuralbiology #preparationiskey #proteinweek #done #scientist #scientistselfies #gradstudentlife #ahstyle #womeninscience #womenwhoscience #sciencephdcreative #researchlife  #labwork #drugdesign #drofwhat
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Potein purification🔛|| . . 👩‍🔬 I've spent almost the whole day trying to concentrate my protein samples using Amicon Ultra centrifugal tubes. . . . One of the important steps in protein purification. . . I found these ones: ✔Quick: (well, this depends pretty much on the volume of your sample, the size of your protein and the cut-off you've) ✔ Easy : as you need just to spin your sample. . . ⚠️ However, this step could be a time consuming 🔁....you have to judge the timing based on how concentrated you see the solution that is close to the membrane. And thus, we make sure to check 🔎 the concentration from time to time by NanoDrop device (you need only 2ul 🤓). . . ✔ Another trick we used to do in our lab is to mix the solution by p200, GENTLY 🤓🤞 pipetting up and down several times and from time to time. So you will be able to keep your protein under control, avoiding any aggregation on the membrane. . . 🔬 Why? Because, our aim is to have the protein of interest as pure as possible and highly concentrated for better characterisation #staytuned. . . @millipore.sigma 🔛 #protein #purification #concentartionstep #filter #structuralbio #drugdesign #scientist #amiconfilter #womeninscience #sciencephdcreative #womenwhoscience #scicomm #lovemywork #phdlife #phdjourney #keepupthegoodwork
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PhD defence day 👩‍🎓 and wonderful friendship🦋👭|| The last week I have had the pleasure to attend the doctoral defense of this beautiful and very smart lady; Dr @giulia_uga 🤗 as well as being such a great inspiration for me. (Missed her already) ... So huge congratulation Ugy👧 . . She got her PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetic. Sounds pretty complicated 🔩💉but she was incredibly able to present it in professional, secure and simple way. This is not easy 🙄 (believe me)! . . Was a very happy intense day as you realise that nothing is really impossible. She has shown that everything is possibile when you believe in what are doing and decide to give the best you can to achieve it, no matter all difficulties and challenges you can face through the journey. Well done Ugy! 📸 I am so lucky to have a super friend/sister like her 👭 and this picture is worth a thousand words. . . Congrats again on getting your PhD and now the Post-Doc position (yaaayyy🎉🎉🎉😀😀😀😀😀). Wish you all the best success with your science journey❤. . . #phddefence #phdjourney #womenpower #womeninscience #research #genetic #proteomic #onepicturedescribesitall #thesis #discussion #proudofyou #frienshipgoals #sciencephdcreative #believeinyourself #besmart #justdoit
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