We had a couple days respite from the smoke here in Melbourne, but today it’s back. I can’t imagine how bad it is on site, if the smoke is this bad all the way over here. Stay safe, everyone.
A former high school teacher of mine’s son has created this awesome website for those wanting to offer emergency accommodation to those displaced by the current bushfire crisis. https://helpinghomes.com.au/ If you know people affected by these fires, please feel free to share the link. It’s a fantastic initiative and seems to be a very user-friendly […]
Nothing like weighing 20 different amino acids for your bacteria to grow big and strong… #PhDLife #Science
Part of my Ph. D involves growing up wax moth larvae (Galleria mellonella) to infect them with bacteria. Every time I grow these guys up and sort through them for infections, I just see things wiggling everywhere. I close my eyes, I can see larvae wiggling. I eat dinner, I see wiggling… I wonder if […]
Okay, days like today, I’m glad to be indoors… #PhDLife
I teach a lot. Mostly to undergraduate students, but occasionally to high school and postgraduate students as well. At the end of every teaching stint, there’s always at least one or two students who stick around to ask me questions about what steps they could take to pursue a research career. This is what I […]
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 a few years in the field of Bacteriology as a research student. Part informative, part cathartic/stress […]