PhDtalk your podcast for:

  • Practical tips on Time Management
  • Professional advice on maneuvering work, life and academia
  • Interviews with PhDs about their research, joys and struggles.

In PhDtalk, Miriam Beyers explores PhD stories and shares tips on how to get things done in an effective and enjoyable way.

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#35 Louise: Facilitating greater harvest and good timing

How can GMO be used to increase yields? Louise Petri is a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen. She studies plant development and how knowledge about the functioning of proteins can be applied...

#34 Mike : LinkedIn for Scientists

How to get the most out of it for you and for others Mike Young teaches researchers how to use social media platforms such as LinkedIn and X for science communication. His background is in media and...

#33 Asta: From feces to farm – closing nutrient loops

How to safely return nutrients in human feces to agricultural fields? Asta Hooge Poulsen is a PhD fellow at Roskilde University and conducts research on nutrient recovery from sewage sludge for...

#32 : The influence of group dynamics on your stress level

Why are you stressed? Have you heard the saying: You are the sum of the 5 people you spend most time with? I believe that this is also true for when it comes to stress and how you think about time and...

#31 Elena: Leaving academia – The way out

How can you successfully transition into industry after your PhD – with clarity & excitement? How to shape your next career step? Elena Hoffer is the co-founder of alma.me, a company that...

#30: What to do? About decisions

How can you become better at making decisions? The word ‘decisions‘ has its root in the Latin word caedere. Caedere means to cut or even kill. So, you can think of it that way: instead of...

#29 Morteza: Sensors for Health Applications

How do we design next-level wearable devices? Morteza Alehosseini completed his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where he collaborated with a multidisciplinary team of researchers...

#28 Shan: Environmental impacts of novel battery technologies

Is the future of batteries heading towards sustainability, and how can their environmental performance be improved? Shan Zhang (张姗) is a PhD researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural...

#27 Meike: Turing science into art

How to effectively communicate your science through design? In this episode, Meike Latz, both a scientist, freelance science illustrator, and lecturer in science visualisation, shares her insights on...

All episodes (sorted by category)

The categories are:

My learnings: Here, I share tools and techniques with you that helped me improve my time management, lowered my stress-level and enabled me to get more of the stuff done that I wanted to get done.

Professional advice: For this category, I interview experts in fields like writing, presenting, using social media effectively, and much more. Increase your confidence and expand your professional skills by listening to these episodes.

PhD interviews: In this section, you find PhD fellows taking about their research and life in academia. Explore scientific research and learning something new by listening to these episodes!

Enjoy listening 🙂

My learnings

#32 Stress mindset & how to change it (read morelisten now)

#30 Decisions: How to get better at taking decisions? (read morelisten now)

#24 Morning dances & healthy routines (read more listen now)

#22 Defining and being clear about goals (read morelisten now)

#21 Balancing work and breaks: Working in units (read morelisten now)

#16 Task prioritisation and the Eisenhower Matrix (read morelisten now)

#4 Email procrastination: How to avoid spending too much time in your inbox? (read morelisten now)



Professional advice

#34 Mike Young: LinkedIn for Scientists (read morelisten now)

#31 Elena Hoffer: Leaving academia – the way out (read morelisten now)

#27 Meike Latz: How to turn science into art (read morelisten now)

#25 Sarah Haas: What does it take to be(come) a writer? (read morelisten now)

#20 Mary Kobia: Befriending your imposture (read morelisten now)

#19 Diana Lund Nordstrøm: Mastering LinkedIn (read morelisten now)

#17 Søren Spanner Bach: Building a career in the life sciences (read morelisten now)

#14 Hendra Agustian: How to be and become a good teacher? (read morelisten now)

#12 Mark H. Simpson: Presentation skills (read morelisten now)

#11 Courtney Herms: Using Twitter as a PhD ans scientist (read morelisten now)

PhD fellow interviews

#35 Louise Petri: Facilitating greater harvest and good timing(read morelisten now)

#33 Asta Poulsen: From feces to farm – closing nutrient loops (read morelisten now)

#29 Morteza Alehosseini: Self-healing, ‘smart’ wound patches (read morelisten now)

#28 Shan Zhang: Sustainable battery technologies (read morelisten now)

#26 Nazerke Amangeldy: How to future-proof agriculture? Remote-sensing, precision-farming, bio-based fertilisers (read morelisten now)

#23 Lærke Wester Larsen: From bio-waste to fertiliser (read morelisten now)

#15 Hongzhen Luo: Nitrogen use efficiencies of bio-based fertilisers (read morelisten now)

#18 Sarah Elise Sapper: Emissions from below the ice (read morelisten now)

#13 Louise Bartek: Reducing food waste and improving its handling (read morelisten now)

#10 Louis Dufour: Soil microbes and changes in land management (read morelisten now)

#9 Catarina Esteves: Apple orchards, vineyards, fertilisation and satellite images (read morelisten now)

#8 Max Schulte: Modelling climate impacts of forest management and wood use scenarios (read morelisten now)

#7 Nelly Raymond: Phosphorous fertilisation, plant-availability and use-efficiency (read morelisten now)

#6 Joana Rodrigues: Blending animal manures & avoiding mineral fertilisers (read morelisten now)

#5 Clara Koop: Bio-based fertilisers & phosphorous plant-availability (read morelisten now)

#3 Soner Candas: Modeling renewable energy systems (read morelisten now)

#2 Ching Yue Chow: Sensory sciences in children (read morelisten now)

#1 Lydia Beyers: Umwelt- und Verwaltungsrecht (read morelisten now)

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