Meet The Scientist

Hello everyone and welcome to the latest "Meet the scientist"! In this series I wanted to show you the range of research being undertaken by PhD students across the country- and shine a light on the secret world of the PhD student. The scientists showcased in this series are all amazing scientists and role models, … Continue reading Meet The Scientist

Meet the Scientist

Hi everyone and welcome to the first post in the new series: meet the scientist! Since starting my PhD and this Blog I have met many inspiring scientists- and I want to share their amazing research, and journeys from student to fully fledged scientist with you! In this series I hope I can show you the … Continue reading Meet the Scientist

A day in the life: What do I actually do?

The world of the Science PhD student is shrouded in mystery. What sorts of things do we actually do? How do we spend our days? What experiments do we do? I shall offer you a bit of insight by showing you my typical day in the lab... at the moment! Currently I am doing more in my … Continue reading A day in the life: What do I actually do?

What is plant transformation?

You may have heard plant scientists saying they used "plant transformation" to express a gene within a target plant. But what exactly does this mean? What is plant transformation? Plant transformation is a way to insert DNA from another organism- normally another plant, into the genome of a plant of interest. For example, in my work I … Continue reading What is plant transformation?

10 tips for the superstitious scientist

Experiments not working? Data not repeatable? Never fear, follow these simple guidelines to ensure experimental success: 1.) PCR PCR is a fickle thing, one day it will work beautifully the next when you need to rerun the exact same experiment.. nothing happens. Why?  A quick pray to the PCR gods should help your PCR work … Continue reading 10 tips for the superstitious scientist