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For those that are new…

Why hello there I thought I’d take this opportunity to re-introduce myself. First of all, welcome to my Blog, ‘A Bug’s Life’. I started this Blog two years ago while I was still doing my Ph. D in Bacteriology, with the intention of writing about what life was like as […]

Things that keep me up at night

I work in Melbourne (for the most part), as an essential worker- in the healthcare/ medical science field. Given I’ve currently returned to my regional Victorian hometown, I drive my car to and from on the days that I work. It’s a bit of a drive, sure, but it’s relatively […]

A post for new Lab students

Hey there newbie. Yes you, with all your nerves, excitement, and enthusiasm. Welcome to the lab. Maybe you’ve already been introduced to everyone, but lets face it- you’ve already forgotten whose name was whose. So long as you still remember your supervisor’s name, that’s the main thing. Don’t worry- you’ll […]

Spring 2021 garden update πŸŒ±

Why hello there 🦎 We actually got some warm weather for the first week of September/spring, so we got to see some wee lizards poking their heads out from the garden beds. Unfortunately we’ll be back to cold, wet and somewhat miserable (I say somewhat, because I actually like rain) […]

National Science Week 2021

It’s National Science Week here in Australia, so I thought I’d do a little post to commemorate this. I’ve written a lot about my background as a scientist (please see the last little index post I did for more details and in-depth posts), so I’ll boil this little nugget down […]

When to decide to stop

It would be naΓ―ve (and impractical) to suggest that you should feel ‘happy’ all the time. Life just isn’t like that. Life is full of ups and downs, at extremely irregular intervals- just to keep you on your toes. But sometimes, you have to draw a line on what your […]

Fish friends update

WELL- it’s Lockdown 5.0 here in Victoria. So while we are once again all staying at home and trying to avoid death by plague, I thought I’d post a little update on how the fish are going. First of all- all fish are currently alive and well. Hoover, our newest […]

Academia vs Industry

This is definitely one of those hotly debated topics amongst people on both sides of the spectrum. As one approaches the end of their studies (whether it be Bachelors, Masters, or Ph. D), one must face the inevitable existential crisis that arises from trying to figure out what to do […]