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Two candidates working on the same project?

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#1 science noob

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:06 AM

Is it possible for two PhD candidates to work on the same project in the same lab? But maybe different signalling pathways/mechanisms? Or is it a case of supervisor/lab head knows best and students just stick with what the boss tells you to do?

#2 hobglobin


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:55 AM

Why not, if they use different approaches, methods, or have different aims or a more or less different topic.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

Indeed: why not?
It has happened before...
About the student sticking with what the boss says.. eum not sure what you mean..?
In most cases the researchtopic is allready fixed/choosen...

If you don't know it, then ask it! Better to ask and look foolish to some than not ask and stay stupid.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

there are projects involving 5 or 6 PhD students at a time who are all working on different aspects of one question. Mainly depends on funding success of the PI......
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