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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 […]

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 […]

Never-ending story

One important aspect of scientific research is that no project is ever going to be ‘complete’. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing. If you enjoy the feeling of closure, then it’s very unlikely that you’ll get it. It makes things very difficult for a researcher, […]

Fish update

I’d not mentioned anything about the fish recently, but I had a pretty good reason why. A few weeks ago, I woke up and went about on my usual routine of getting out of bed, zombie shuffling towards the fish tank, and then feeding the fish. Only this time, I […]

Yeasty bois (fun with Fungi)

For those that aren’t aware, yeast are a type of fungi. Just as we are a part of the animal kingdom, yeast are in the same group as mushrooms, moulds, and… well, I think that’s about it. Unless you’re going for a Fun-guy kind of vibe (HUR HUR HUR 😂). […]

Autumn garden update 🍂🍁🌱

It’s been some time since my last garden update, but this is what’s currently going on in the garden beds. Right hand side garden bed has some dwarf broccoli, Italian parsley, sugar snap peas, a lone strawberry plant, and some rockets. I also threw in some forget-me-not seeds before, just […]

Vindication

This time last year, my partner and I were looking forward to one thing: Camping 🏕 We love going during winter, because it’s cold, wet, and generally miserable, which increases the chances of us having the area to ourselves. Most other people don’t like the cold and wet- but we… […]

Life in the recycling bin (part 4)

Previously, on ‘A Bug’s Life – Ph. D Blog’, I challenged myself to summarise the contents of my Ph. D Oration into something a little more… palatable. For a general audience. We’ve now (finally) reached the last Aim of my Ph. D project! This, by far, was the hardest, most […]