South African Young Academy of Science

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  • Academic presentations: how to get them right!

    Can you recall the last time you listened to a presentation or lecture for two and a half hours, and…

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  • Hey young scientist, why don’t you make the vaccine?

    I was on a phone call the other day and my aunt jokingly asked me the question – “why don’t…

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  • What I get up to when I am not PhDing

    One particular question I always struggle to answer is: “Keith, what are your hobbies?” This is due to the amount…

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  • One more thing COVID-19 and lockdowns have changed drastically: Scientific conferences

    Attendees at the 18th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Kyoto, Japan. Conducting research can be one of…

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  • How does medication know where exactly the pain in my body is?

    When you miss a step and fall, resulting in excruciating pain in your knee… you take a painkiller. When you…

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  • Behind the scenes of a typical life of a PhD candidate

    I have always understood the concept of multitasking, but holding an umbrella in one hand, a cup of coffee in…

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  • A bumpy but successful academic journey

    After completing high school, many students aspire to move on to the next step of their academic journey. My path…

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