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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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sorry, Lab is unavailable at this time

WELL- as of last Friday, my lab has effectively been shut down! We have one individual who’s been granted special permission to continue with their experiments (and provide some bare minimum assistance to maintain some other peoples’ essential experiments), but that’s it! All other lab members are working from home, […]

Some reading material

Seeing as a lot of us are working from home, self-isolating, or getting bombarded with rather depressing news, I thought I’d compile a list of previous posts that might tickle your fancy. For those that want to think about a career in research: Want to know whether you’re cut out […]

Submitted!

I’ve finally submitted my Ph.D Thesis for examination!!! *cue party music* This means I’m one step closer to obtaining my Ph. D and becoming a Doctor (but not that kind of Doctor). I wrote about what’s next for the Thesis in a previous post. Hopefully my Thesis gets examined and […]

My last westerns?

I’ve written before about western blots (I’ve written an overview here), but as I was running what may become my last protein gel, I thought I’d just document it and write a lengthier post on them. So as I’ve written before, we use western blots to visualise proteins. I’m currently […]

Nearly submission time…

One week left until the submission deadline for my Ph. D thesis! Thankfully I’m at the stage now where I’m just looking for spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors. All the major comments from both of my supervisors have been addressed, all my figures have been finalised… It’s a good place to be. So […]