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In The Beginning…

Well, this has been a long time coming, but to you, having somehow stumbled across this page – welcome to this corner of the internet! This page is essentially a place where I can talk about my thoughts after completing my Ph. D in the field of Bacteriology. Part informative, […]

New adventures!

One of the reasons I’ve been MIA this month is because I moved house! It was actually an already planned event for the year. My housemate and I had both finished our Ph. Ds, and we were going to move out and go our separate ways in late July/early August. […]

On this day…

There will be a longer post soon, but I had to have a chuckle when this popped up on my social media account. Ten years is a long time, and a lot can happen in it! I didn’t end up curing diseases, but I did get in to said degree. […]

Lockdown Buns

I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed cooking for other people until I couldn’t. Melbourne is in Stage Four lockdown until at least the end of October. No visitors allowed in the house (unless it’s an intimate partner, or you live on your own and you form a social bubble […]

Plant baby hands

I have a Ginkgo tree out the back that I’ve had since… possibly 2012-2013. Every autumn, the leaves turn a golden colour, and then they drop. During winter, the tree kinda looks… dead. And I nervously wait for spring in the hopes that I haven’t actually killed the plant. And […]

What happens after you submit?

It occurred to me that not a lot of people (including myself, initially) really knows what happens after you initially submit a Ph. D Thesis for examination, so I thought I’d write a little post about it here. Submission So, back in March- which feels like a life time ago, […]

Inspiring the next generation?

It’s Open Day season again for Universities. Normally I steer clear of the day, because I find crowds of people overwhelming. Even during my Ph. D, I’d try to schedule experiments around that weekend, just so I could avoid going in and getting caught up in it all. Obviously this […]

COMPLETED

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! IT IS OFFICIALLY DONE! I received an official email and an Academic Transcript this afternoon, so all that’s left to do is to graduate. Unfortunately all December 2020 graduation ceremonies have been cancelled due to COVID, so I guess I’ll have to see what I want to do… I […]

The immediate aftermath

So, a couple days ago, I found out that my Ph. D Thesis has been accepted. After waiting five months to find out the outcome of the examination process, it was a huge relief to know that: The examination process was over The Thesis was up to code (so to […]

Thesis results be like

A little over a month ago, I wrote a post about how I was very patiently (😂) waiting for the results of my Ph. D Thesis examination. I’ve written briefly about the submission and examination process before, but essentially I’d been waiting to hear back for almost four months at […]