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A post for new Lab students

Hey there newbie. Yes you, with all your nerves, excitement, and enthusiasm. Welcome to the lab. Maybe you’ve already been introduced to everyone, but lets face it- you’ve already forgotten whose name was whose. So long as you still remember your supervisor’s name, that’s the main thing. Don’t worry- you’ll […]

Spring 2021 garden update ๐ŸŒฑ

Why hello there ๐ŸฆŽ We actually got some warm weather for the first week of September/spring, so we got to see some wee lizards poking their heads out from the garden beds. Unfortunately weโ€™ll be back to cold, wet and somewhat miserable (I say somewhat, because I actually like rain) […]

National Science Week 2021

It’s National Science Week here in Australia, so I thought I’d do a little post to commemorate this. I’ve written a lot about my background as a scientist (please see the last little index post I did for more details and in-depth posts), so I’ll boil this little nugget down […]

When to decide to stop

It would be naรฏve (and impractical) to suggest that you should feel ‘happy’ all the time. Life just isn’t like that. Life is full of ups and downs, at extremely irregular intervals- just to keep you on your toes. But sometimes, you have to draw a line on what your […]

Fish friends update

WELL- itโ€™s Lockdown 5.0 here in Victoria. So while we are once again all staying at home and trying to avoid death by plague, I thought Iโ€™d post a little update on how the fish are going. First of all- all fish are currently alive and well. Hoover, our newest […]

Academia vs Industry

This is definitely one of those hotly debated topics amongst people on both sides of the spectrum. As one approaches the end of their studies (whether it be Bachelors, Masters, or Ph. D), one must face the inevitable existential crisis that arises from trying to figure out what to do […]

Never-ending story

One important aspect of scientific research is that no project is ever going to be โ€˜completeโ€™. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing. If you enjoy the feeling of closure, then itโ€™s very unlikely that youโ€™ll get it. It makes things very difficult for a researcher, […]