“ Failure is not necessarily bad -it makes you tough and mature scientifically ”
As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we sat down with Associate Faculty Member Priti Agarwal, to learn more about her career highlights, challenges and which female idols inspired her interest in genetics and developmental biology. Priti Agarwal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Mechanobiology Institute, NUS in Singapore. She works with F1000Prime Faculty Member; Ronen Zaidel-Bar in evaluating the literature relevant to their research interests. During her PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Priti developed an interest in the biomechanical signals required for continuous format...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 26, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: F1000 Faculty Reviews Institutions Source Type: blogs
Promoting Teamwork and Efficiency; the Benefits of F1000Workspace
Hermann Agis is Head of the Competence Center for Tissue Engineering and Cell-Based Therapies, University Clinic of Dentistry, MedUni Vienna. He is also a faculty member of the F1000Prime. He describes his experience using F1000Workspace with his team and their projects. More than just a reference manager I am a biotechnologist working in the field of regenerative dentistry and tissue engineering. I work in a multidisciplinary research team, which includes dentists, medical doctors, biotechnologists and biologists. This diverse research environment has its benefits, but also its challenges. The management of the shared li...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 20, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hermann Agis Tags: F1000Workspace Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs
Research FOMO – Do you have it?
If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of research papers published in your field, then you are not alone; data from PubMed suggests that over 3000 articles are published every single day. It’s therefore not surprising that you may be suffering from FOMO – fear of missing out on key research. Isn’t more published research a good thing? Yes, undoubtedly it is! The more research is published the more it encourages conversation within the community, which in turn leads to further advancements in our scientific understanding. However, owing to the sheer amount of research activity that is conducted all of the time, ...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 15, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Steven Lokwan Tags: Biology Faculty Reviews Researchers Source Type: blogs
“Balance for Better is about Opportunity, Collaboration and Support”
Here at F1000, we talk a lot about the importance of being open; open science, open data, and open research. We are also open in the way we work, by supporting a workplace which is open to different gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, cultures, religions, disabilities, ethnic origins, and social backgrounds. We asked our team members for their views on what #BalanceforBetter means to them and for the career advice they would offer their younger self. Molly Cranston, Senior Associate Editor: What does #BalanceforBetter mean to you and why is it important for open research? #BalanceforBetter means being in an en...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 8, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: F1000 Source Type: blogs
Better the Balance, Better the World, Better the Science
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, which encourages a more gender-balanced world to drive change and progress. This extends to science and research, statistics from WISE stated that since 2011, there has been a year on year increase in the number of women in core STEM occupations. We need to continue this good work, and head for a future where women feel more empowered and supported to enter a career in science. To mark the day, we spoke to Rupshi Mitra, Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and author of a paper published on F1000Research for her th...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 8, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Rupshi Mitra Tags: F1000 Source Type: blogs
Creating an Inclusive Research Landscape
An opinion article recently published in the Science Policy Research gateway on F1000Research covers the outcomes from an invitation-only workshop entitled “Imagining Tomorrow’s University.” The NIH- and NSF-funded workshop brought together early career researchers, university leaders, funding agencies, and eleven organizers and other stakeholders to launch a new dialog around open research – the current status, opportunities for advancement, challenges that limit sharing, and how universities should adapt to this new landscape. In this Q&A, we catch up with the article author Daniel S. Katz,...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 6, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: Faculty Reviews Source Type: blogs
Drum roll please … presenting this year ’ s winners of our F1000Prime Awards
Throughout the year our Faculty works tirelessly to ensure we never miss a notable article to help us stay on top of the literature. Therefore, each year it’s fitting that we recognise their valuable work by way of two types of award, namely our AFM Travel Grant Awards and Faculty Member of the Year Awards. Whist, of course, we are grateful for all of the contributions each and every member of the F1000Prime Faculty makes, these awards acknowledge those who have made extraordinary contributions and whose recommendations have proved particularly popular and engaging throughout the year. Thank you very much to our entire F...
Source: Naturally Selected - March 1, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Steven Lokwan Tags: F1000 Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs
“ Oncology is a very dynamic specialty and is of the utmost importance ”
Can you tell us a little bit about your work and current research? To tell you about my work as a specialist in Medical Oncology, I must first briefly present the situation in Romania. Unfortunately, in Romania, a medical oncologist must overcome many difficulties. As a resident, you become a specialist in medical oncology following 5 years of specialization in the field and an examination. Then, after another 5 years, you will specialize in medical oncology and receive the title of “Primary Doctor” (this is the highest professional degree in medical care, in other words: Senior Medical Oncologist). Unfortunately, rese...
Source: Naturally Selected - February 28, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Hannah Towfiq Tags: F1000 Institutions Source Type: blogs
Open Access with F1000: new horizons for scholarly publishing
Max Planck Society affiliated authors can publish their articles on F1000Research free of charge. Liz Allen, Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000, and Vicky Hellon, Publishing Editor at F1000, talk about our publishing model and how this can help Max Planck researchers by making their research as discoverable, accessible and useable as possible. F1000 counts itself among publishing pioneers who are today offering an alternative, more radical approach to publishing research findings. Launched in 2013, F1000Research was designed to remove unnecessary barriers and delays that researchers face when sharing their research...
Source: Naturally Selected - February 27, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Liz Allen and Vicky Hellon Tags: Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs
No More Paywalls For Charity-funded Research
In this Q&A, Ms Bogna Drozdowska, PhD student, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Dr Terry Quinn joint Chief Scientist Officer and Stroke Association Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow and Bernadett Tildy, Research Awards Officer, The Stroke Association discuss how AMRC Open Research will help maximise the visibility of Stroke Association-funded research. Can you tell us a little bit about your work? BT: There are currently 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Our vision is of a worl...
Source: Naturally Selected - February 25, 2019 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Bernadett Tildy, Bogna Drozdowska and Terry Quinn Tags: Institutions Researchers Source Type: blogs
While you should be doing something else…The procrastination battle
(Note: the author has done extensive research and tested all methods below in the process of writing this blog. Therefore this blog actually made it out in February as opposed to some time later this year… ) Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - February 17, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Maaike Pols Tags: Community Life Opinion Source Type: blogs
Beyond authorship: recognising the contributions to research
Original research articles with one author – particularly in the life sciences – are increasingly rare, and the concept of ‘authorship’ in science has become outdated. Adopting a simple taxonomy of terms to describe the contributions to a published work … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - February 10, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Liz Allen Tags: Community Metrics Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
F1000Workspace now integrated with Google Docs
This blog post was co-written by Michael Markie (Associate Publisher at F1000Research) and Joao Peres (Product Manager at F1000). We are very excited to announce that F1000Workspace is now compatible with Google Docs. This is something our development team have worked hard on implementing over the past few months and we believe it offers significant improvements for the efficiency and flow of writing scientific papers and grant proposals directly in the browser. Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - February 8, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Michael Markie Tags: Development F1000 F1000Workspace New Features Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Bev Acreman Is Appointed Commercial Director of F1000
We’re pleased to announce that Bev Acreman has been appointed Commercial Director of F1000. Bev, who will take up the post at the beginning of April, was formerly Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Open Research, at Springer Nature – … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 27, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Kinga Hosszu Tags: Communication News Press Releases Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Announcing the F1000 Specialist of the Year 2015
It’s award season again! And that means it’s time to announce the F1000 Specialist of the Year 2015. Last year was extremely busy for many of our F1000 Specialists, which made the decision even harder than in 2014. After a … Continue reading → (Source: Naturally Selected)
Source: Naturally Selected - January 27, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Kinga Hosszu Tags: Community F1000 Awards F1000 Specialists Uncategorized Source Type: blogs