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Post Ph. D hobbies part 1

The only kinda Baker’s yeast I’m interested in right now.

Especially since many of us are working from home, or self-isolating, I thought I’d post short pics of my random hobbies again. Today I managed to find some Bread flour, so I’m going to set the bread machine to bake raisin bread tomorrow morning! 🍞

The cinnamon smells amazing.

Fun fact: we actually do use yeast of the baker’s kind (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in the lab- they’re a very simple model to use to study Eukaryotic cells. Eukaryotes are living organisms that have cells that contain organelles- membrane bound compartments within a cell. So, for instance, the mitochondria (a.k.a powerhouse of the cell) is an organelle, as is the nucleus (the brain centre that contains genetic material), and the lysosome (the recycling bin). All are contained within a single eukaryotic cell. Fungi, Protists, Plants and Animals are all part of the Eukarya Domain.

When grown, S. cerevisiae kinda smell like bread, or beer, or sometimes champagne… just depends on the mood, really. 😅 🍞 🍻 🍾

I had a particularly stressful experience with yeast, so I’m forever traumatised with growing them.

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A wet-lab based Bacteriology Ph. D student residing in Australia.

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