Everything you don´t learn in the lab

Build-your-own website for scientists

Topic area
Science communication

Online or in-house talk

Karin Bodewits

Target group
PhD students, postdocs and group leaders


Many academics have their own personal homepage. Creating such a website is not only a fun thing to do, but can also help in terms of career progress and visibility. Compared to social media platforms, such as LinkedIn and ResearchGate, it gives researchers greater control over how they present themselves online.

In this talk, we’ll look at some best practice websites as well as tips and pitfalls.

What will I learn from this talk?

  • Why should I invest the time to create my website?
  • Group homepages versus personal pages
  • What makes a good website?
  • Should I create a static page or a blog?
  • Who will visit your homepage and why?
  • A quick look at ready-to-use template providers and search engine optimisation


Do you want to learn more about how you can leverage your digital presence to enhance your career? Then our talk LinkedIn for scientists or our workshop Navigating social media might be interesting for you.

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