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Dr Yolanda Markaki

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Dr Yolanda Markaki
University of Leicester
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Who is your scientific inspiration and why?

The Nobel laureate Prof. Eric Betzig for the development of super-resolution microscopy methods, for illustrating the importance of collaboration and acknowledgement in science and for giving us the most amazing tools to explore the unseen of the living world.

In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, collaborative and inclusive.

In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following.
Provision of training:

I will support and advise you throughout your PhD, putting a lot of emphasis on building strong foundations in the beginning and I expect this will lead to more independence later.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will guide and advise you to set your goals and milestones. I like to be kept up to date and we will discuss on both 1:1 and lab meetings progress, questions, data analysis, experimental design and planning.

Communication:

I will be regularly contacting lab members through emails, face-to-face or remote meetings. I may send emails out of typical lab hours, in which case I do not expect an immediate response.


How often do your PhD students see you in a timetabled group meeting?

At least once per week

In year 1 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per week

In year 2 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per fortnight

In year 3 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per fortnight

What form do your 1:1 meetings with PhD students take?

Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice)

Open door policy?

Yes, I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) on every working day.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

The timing of work in my lab is completely flexible, and (other than attending pre-arranged meetings), I expect students to manage their own time.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

I need at least 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.