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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summarising a Ph. D in an image

The Postgraduate Student Association for my research institute ran a competition recently. We had to communicate our research project by using one side of a post-it note. It could be a drawing, dot points… whatever you wanted- it just had to fit on a 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm piece […]