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Having an effective online presence is becoming a vital part of professional life. Scientific careers are no exception, explains Angela Hopp in this month’s edition of ASBMB Today.

Published in the membership magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the editorial highlights reasons to showcase one’s work on the web and why scientists reap benefits from engaging in online discourse.

I’m convinced that scientists can benefit from creating and maintaining online personas.
— Angela Hopp, Editor, ASBMB Today

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An integral part of my work as a postdoctoral scientist in a university research laboratory is the teaching and support of learning of students. A day-to-day role is the supervision of students in the lab, including training in practical skills and encouraging and evaluating critical thinking and problem solving important for scientific research. It is an important, challenging and rewarding part of my job.

But how do I know if I’m doing it well?

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Yesterday was my first day in a new job.

After several years as a postdoc at the University of Manchester, in the laboratory of Professor Martin Humphries in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, I have moved to a new position at the University of Edinburgh, working in the lab of Professor Margaret Frame in the Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre.

Nostalgic, soft-focus view of the University of Manchester // Image by Adam Byron

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I am very pleased to have been awarded Chartered Biologist status by the Society of Biology, the professional body that represents UK biology. Chartered status recognises those committed to practising and advancing the life sciences at a professional level.

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