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Never-ending story

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

For those that are new…

Why hello there I thought I’d take this opportunity to re-introduce myself. First of all, welcome to my Blog, ‘A Bug’s Life’. I started this Blog two years ago while I was still doing my Ph. D in Bacteriology, with the intention of writing about what life was like as […]

Life in the recycling bin (part 4)

Previously, on ‘A Bug’s Life – Ph. D Blog’, I challenged myself to summarise the contents of my Ph. D Oration into something a little more… palatable. For a general audience. We’ve now (finally) reached the last Aim of my Ph. D project! This, by far, was the hardest, most […]

Life in the recycling bin (part 2)

Previously, on ‘A Bug’s Life – Ph. D Blog’, I set a challenge to myself to try and summarise my Ph. D Oration- and present it to you, my readers, in a not-so-science-jargon-filled way. If you missed the start, you should definitely head there, because you can’t really get the […]

Fishy, fishy, fishy, fish

Previously, on ‘A Bug’s Life’, I wrote an update on my latest hobby. Now, in that, I alluded to the need to ‘cycle’ the tank, because it’s brand new and it’s much better to have this going before I put live fish in it. So, what is this ‘cycling’ I […]

Why I didn’t do Med

I’ve written a whole series on my journey from a regional Victorian high school student to Ph. D student in my ‘How did I become #PhDLife?’ series of posts (see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4). But most people who go into Biomedical Sciences have a dream […]

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. […]