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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, […]

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 […]

More Illustrator fun

I decided to update my site logo. Here is the original … And now, behold! Basically it comes down to my Ph. D project being heavily involved in studying what Bacterial pathogens ‘eat’, and how they replicate inside otherwise hostile environments. While I don’t work on this anymore, it’ll always […]

The Central Dogma (100th post)

I started this blog last year to showcase life as a Ph. D student in Australia. Most of my Blog is about navigating the world of academic research, and I have many, many posts detailing experiments I’d been doing. But I do have a few readers who don’t have any […]

Return to Lab Skills

What happens when- the first time you hold a micropipette- your hands are super shaky, and you just can’t seem to manipulate samples in an aseptic manner? Aseptic technique is really important when you work in a lab. It just means that you’re handling your samples in a way that […]