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Let the collections commence!

Posted by , on 6 April 2012

All is well. The Kazakh family is unbelievable. They have been catching more than 20 females each night although almost every one of them died the first two nights. We ...

I was so hungry...

Posted by , on 5 April 2012

I ate a horse. Seriously. I ate horse meat tonight. I wouldn’t have ordered it, and I don’t feel so good about myself for doing it, but I believe in ...

Exhausted but satisfied

Posted by , on 31 March 2012

The breakfast bell rang early this morning, so I’ve only just gotten my shower this evening which is a good thing since I was filthy and covered in sand. We ...

Stairway to Learning

Posted by , on 30 March 2012

When I stepped into the Institute of Genetics, Mainz, I stepped into the world of neural development – I was like Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders! It was all ...

Wildlife abounds, but jerboas?

Posted by , on 29 March 2012

This morning after a breakfast of fermented tofu on steamed buns, boiled peanut and rice soup, spicy strands of seaweed, and a plate of mixed onion, peppers, and tomato in ...

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist

Posted by , on 5 March 2012

I recently saw a documentary about graduate students called Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist (available to watch here). It’s hour long movie follows several PhD students from Lawrence ...

Wellcome PhD - Lab 3: Pigs that fly

Posted by , on 8 December 2011

This is my personal report on the last of three laboratory projects which I have undertaken during the rotation year of my 4-year Wellcome Trust PhD. I studied how flies ...

Doing Science in Barcelona

Posted by , on 22 November 2011

Blog entry When thinking Barcelona, what first comes to mind is probably the football and Olympic games, the beaches, relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle, siesta and long nights out. All of it ...

Wellcome PhD – Lab 2: Tea at the poles

Posted by , on 12 July 2011

This is my personal report on the second of three laboratory projects which I have undertaken during the rotation year of my 4-year Wellcome Trust PhD. I studied how yeast ...

Wellcome to the Node

Posted by , on 19 April 2011

Hello ‘the Node’, it’s very nice to be here. :) This is the first of my cross-posts between the Wellcome Trust and The Node talking about myself and the research ...

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