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This is how science funding works in Australia

Twitter is currently blowing up with the above image. Just as an FYI to my non-science friends. The National Health and Medical Research Council funds a large number of grants that researchers absolutely rely on. Early career researchers need funding to establish themselves in their fields, yet the below success […]

New desk additions

Everyone needs hobbies, and it’s especially important to maintain them throughout your Ph. D. Last thing you want is for your entire world to just be research. I don’t know about you, but that would make me go insane. One of my hobbies is gardening, and as I slowly transition […]

Infection day…

Just another round of moth infections… I’ve had to separate them into individual wells after infection, because I discovered during the early days that they will cannibalise each other when hungry. 😱 Today I’m just infecting then with different strains of my bacteria. Some are mutants, and don’t make a […]

A short interlude

One of the cool things about my research institute is that there is a biennial graduate student retreat, run by the postgraduate student committee. While we’re also listening to talks from fellow students, it’s also a nice chance to network and have a break from the lab. Also a great […]