Technician Life

Being a woman in science

As today is International Women’s Day and I have realised I haven’t written a blog post for a while, I thought this was a good day to be inspired, get off my backside and write something. Continue reading

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Technician Life

Cocktail sausages always makes a buffet better

As John Lennon and Yoko Ono say “so this is Christmas, and what have you done, another year over, and a new one just begun” (Well, nearly). I’d say this year has been pretty busy; some huge experiments (even by our standards), got the chance to present a poster at an international conference and I’ve also changed my job role (a bit). The year also ended with my debut as a tweeter!! Continue reading

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Experiments

Fieldwork Friends and Foes

I love fieldwork. I just really enjoy escaping the office and being outside, even if it’s spent on your hands and knees measuring plants for hours, weeks, months!! I have been lucky enough to have jobs that have included fieldwork and I have spent some fantastic times in stunning scenery looking for plants and watching the antics of lapwings. Of course, as with all aspects of work, there are better moments than others but hopefully they outweigh the less glamorous ones!! Continue reading

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Technician Life

Greetings from Denver, Colorado!!

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What a week?!?! We’ve heard many talks and seen lots of posters on different aspects of herbicide resistance from around the globe. There’s been great dialogue between researchers championing the important work we all do. The weather has ranged from very hot to snow in five days. And I’ve done my best to do as many typical American things as I can. It must be the Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge conference!! Continue reading

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Must resist urge to touch liquid nitrogen!

Have you ever been in the situation where you learn about a subject and you maybe find it a bit hard to understand or you don’t enjoy it, but then you finish studying it and you think “ah that’s ok, I’m sure I’ll never need to use this information again”!! And so you bury/forget all said information and carry on with life. Until you suddenly find yourself sat in a discussion thinking “mmm, wish I’d paid a bit more attention back then”. Well my current job does have those moments, I will admit. Continue reading

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