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Procrastination

Been a bit MIA of late while I’ve been writing a scientific paper for publication… But I’ve also been procrastinating by adopting new hobbies! For instance… Turns out, all these years of upping my dexterity game has paid off big time when it comes to DIY miniature houses! I’ve always […]

Scientific conferences *dramatic music*

If you’ve been reading my latest posts, you’ll see that I’m attending a scientific conference at the moment.Buuuuut… what is a scientific conference? I remember they were pretty mysterious when I was an undergraduate student, so this is an explanation of what it is, and how I spend my conferences […]

Conference time!

I’m off interstate to attend a scientific conference. ✈️ I’ll do a post later about what it’s like to attend a scientific conference as a Ph. D student, but in the mean time, please enjoy a photo of a Panda that encapsulated the Sunday arvo feels so eloquently. (Yes, I […]

ALL THE PLATES

Bacteria need food too, just like we do. Some bacteria don’t require much. Give them your basic, bare minimum foods (carbs, proteins/amino acids, salts, etc) and they’ll grow happily. Most bacteria we use in the lab like growing at 37 degrees (our average body temp) under normal atmospheric conditions… And […]

The stuff of nightmares

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 […]

How did I become #PhDLife? (part 3)

This post talks about my journey through from third year undergrad to now. I’d gotten into a brand new award offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. I was just about to start working in a real research lab alongside actual scientists. Writing as a wet-lab based Bacteriology Ph. […]