Author Archives: Isabelle Laforest-L.
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.“ Sir Winston Churchill, 1942 Yesterday, 24th of May 2017, the third chapter of my thesis got … Continue reading
As I am clearly entering the last four months before giving in my Ph.D. thesis … I crawl under an unprecedented amount of data and possible projects to put into papers. BUT, the summer 2016 was the perfect timing to … Continue reading
WHAT: Relative influence of host species identity, site location and time on phyllosphere bacterial community structure. WHERE: In Quebec’s province natural temperate forest. WHY: First simultaneous comparison of these three drivers on multiple host species phyllosphere bacterial community structure. Enjoy: Laforest-Lapointe et al. 2016
<< WARNING: I OVERUSE LISTS. >> Yesterday I was reading a blog post on the “unspoken dark side” of getting a Ph.D. In the article, the author shared his struggle during his post-graduate studies and described how academia is a … Continue reading
As a finishing Ph.D. candidate hoping to find a job in research, establishing work contacts and collaborations across the world is one of my main goals this year. I started 2015 well by spending three months in California and travelling … Continue reading
I love to listen to elders. Their wisdom, their experience, and the differences between their life and ours; they always initiate a rich reflection in me. Things inside and outside of Science have changed so much for the last 100 … Continue reading
Writing about my Ph.D. experience, I can’t leave by my horrible great story with scholarship demands. Each September, I go through the same loop: I write not really effectively the never-ending list of documents needed to apply for scholarships. Scholarships … Continue reading