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Spinning plates and juggling balls: project managing your PhD

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Spinning plates and juggling balls : project managing your PhD. / Williams, Richard.

In: EMBO Reports, Vol. 14, No. 4, 05.03.2013, p. 305-309.

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Williams R. Spinning plates and juggling balls: project managing your PhD. EMBO Reports. 2013 Mar 5;14(4):305-309. doi: 10.1038/embor.2013.17

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Williams, Richard. / Spinning plates and juggling balls : project managing your PhD. In: EMBO Reports. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 305-309.

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