Author Archives: Isabelle Laforest-L.

Arrieta Lab 2017

Wednesday 13th of July 2017 Lately I have been reflecting on where does my love of science stems from. So far I built this list: Analyzing data Coding (75% == debugging) Reading the papers of others and appreciating the amount … Continue reading

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The end of a beginning

“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

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Of Big Meetings and Me

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

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Publishing Chapter 1 Leaf Microbiome

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

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Pursuing a Ph.D. is a privilege and a test of character

<< 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

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Tale of a First International Conference

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

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THE CHANGING FACE OF SCIENCE

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

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