Learning to mentor

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Having a good mentor can determine the direction and probability of success for a young researcher. But mentoring takes skill, and institutions are paying attention to their training, says Virginia Gewin.

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  • 17 August 2005

    In 'India's changing face' ( Nature 436, 599; 2005), Jitu Mayor's name was misspelt as Major, and his informal first name was used. His formal first name is Satyajit. In 'Learning to mentor' ( Nature 436, 436; 2005), a photo caption misidentifies Hopi Hoekstra as the woman pictured. In fact, the photo is of Anne Ephrussi, dean of graduate studies at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

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Gewin, V. Learning to mentor. Nature 436, 436–437 (2005) doi:10.1038/nj7049-436a

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