Applying for a PhD in life sciences (Tamil)

In this podcast series ‘Applying for a PhD in life sciences (Tamil)’, PhD students Manoj Kumar (University of Victoria, Canada) and Ramakrishnan (Helmholtz Center, Germany) discuss a whole host of issues from why you might want a PhD to finding out your interests to eventually applying to the lab of your dreams, using anecdotes from their own journeys. The series contains five episodes. In these episodes, Manoj and Rama discuss answers to the following questions:

Episode 1– Do I need a PhD? What should I expect as a full-time researcher? Am I eligible to do a PhD? India or Abroad?

Episode 2– How can I find out my research interest? How can internships help in understanding my interests? How do I update myself on the latest research in my field of interest? What is not a real research interest?

Episode 3– How can I get in touch with your lab of interest? How can I select I prospective PhD mentor?

Episode 4- How do I select between two PIs? What are the factors to consider while choosing a university/country?

Episode 5- Preparing my PhD application.

If you have the questions listed above, make sure to tune in to the podcast series! New episode weekly!


  1. Very detailed information with so much of clarity, still in the simplest form that can be understandable by everyone. Thank you very much !

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