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Welcome to Science Pit, my personal blog – my name is Emina, and I’m a Molecular Biologist. My thesis focused on neuroscience; I investigated the spread of tau proteins in rat brains and I would like to pursue a 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 other 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, and playing lacrosse.

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

How to land a P.hD. interview

As many of you probably already know, I successfully graduated in November last year. After that, I have been working for four months in a laboratory in Graz on a scholarship (I will post all about that soon!) and I have also been religiously applying to various positions, both in academia and industry. In March, […]

Movies | What They Had

What They Had is a 2018 movie focusing on the family whose matriarch suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Although seemingly similar, this movie is very different from the more popular Still Alice, and, in my opinion, shows the difficulties of navigating everyday life better. The movie, directed by Elizabeth Chomko, who drew inspiration directly from her […]