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Episode from the podcastThe Lonely Pipette : helping scientists do better science

TLP #5 : Striking the right balance - Robert Weinberg

Released Monday, 16th November 2020
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In this episode Bob Weinberg discusses his long career in cancer research and offers tips about recruiting and mentoring.
  • Bob talks about his motivation to simplify the complexity of cancer biology by distilling out a small set of rules
  • We discuss the virtues of being a ‘scientific gypsy’ and Bob stresses the importance of getting the right balance between a narrow focus and a broad interest in different areas of science
  • We talk about different mentoring styles and get useful tips about how to recruit the right people to build a culture of mutual cooperation
  • Bob insists on the importance of talking to people at scientific meetings and asking provocative questions
  • Finally, Bob describes how he achieves a balance in his life by alternating between the lab and doing handyman jobs in his log cabin or the garden

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To find out more about Bob visit his website : http://weinberglab.wi.mit.edu/

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Music by Amaria - Lovely Swindler