Writing my PhD thesis in LaTeX: my personal experience

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A few months ago, I had finally started drafting my PhD thesis. My number one question at that time was: What text editor shall I open? I’m running Ubuntu, so using Microsoft Office Word was not an option, as installing this on a Linux machine can be very troublesome. Therefore, these were the options that […]

Introducing comparative paperomics

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At the end of May, I was happy to hear that my second first-author paper, entitled Carrot juice fermentations as man-made microbial ecosystems dominated by lactic acid bacteria was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. I’m especially proud on this manuscript as we used different molecular (DNA vs RNA based 16S sequencing), analytical (HPLC-RI and […]

Using Rvest to pick my 2018 World Cup fantasy team

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Today is the first day of the 2018 World Cup football in Russia. While, I do not know a lot about football, I do enjoy cheering for the Red Devils at both the European and the World Cup. And so do most of my friends. That’s why for the second time in a row, we […]

Amount of FWO-SB projects per Flemish university

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FWO-SB is a very important funding channel for PhD students in Flanders (Belgium). After submitting a proposal in September, PhD candidates have to defend their project for a jury in November/December. Usually the results appear online in mid-December, and for this year’s call that was today: De resultaten SB beurzen oproep 2017 staan online https://t.co/2EG16ohL9I […]

Slack usage in our lab

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Slack is a free to use communication platform for teams that allows its members to easily send messages, share files and manage to-do lists. As usual, when I hear that people are excited about a new tool or app, I can’t wait to test it out. So I introduced Slack to some of my colleagues, we […]