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Welcome to Science Pit, my personal blog – my name is Emina, and I’m currently finishing the final year of my Master’s Degree in molecular biology. My thesis focuses on neuroscience; I’m researching the spread of tau proteins in rat brains and I would like to pursue further career in this topic. Another aspect of science that I’m really interested in is science communications; my goal is to help make science/biology easily understandable to everyone and to also motivate the youngest to study and actively pursue careers in STEM.

Every Monday on my Instagram page, under #MigraineMonday hashtag, I write about my personal experience with chronic migraine, as well as shining the light on the condition and medications.

My favourite hobbies are speleology and writing; I’m only a novice caver, but I really enjoy doing it – there is something truly special in spending time in nature, breathing that distinct cave air. As for writing, it was important to me since I was a child; I like to explore different writing styles and storylines. I also like photography, reading, watching movies…

On this blog, I mostly write about various topics in Biology and Neuroscience, some studying advice, traveling for meetings, but also some subject matters unrelated to STEM that I feel passionate about. I hope you will find something interesting and educational here!

Most recent blog posts

Biology in popular culture – movies&TV (part 2)

Hello everyone and welcome to another post in the series about biological topics in movies and TV series. You can find a link to the previous post right here. My intention with these is to clarify different claims made in various movies and TV shows I watched, and also to share perhaps some surprising facts […]

Short science posts | Eluding Ctenophora

Ctenophora, commonly known as comb jellies, are a rather perplexing phylum of beautiful pelagic creatures. Their evolutionary position has been debated for many years as is the origin of their nervous system (some scientists believe they are older than sponges and that sponges lost their nervous system, while others advocate the theory about the nervous […]