Since returning from the dizzying heights of Denver (well, it is a mile high city after all), the life of this technician has gotten rather busy!! As summer is upon us, so the black-grass plants are maturing and then we have been asked to help with some fieldwork plus there was the two exhilarating but tiring days of Cereals. Continue reading
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
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
Meetings had been something that were quite alien to me until I came to Rothamsted. I think it depends on the size and dynamic of your research group. When I was at Sheffield University, our group was very small and meetings was just something that we didn’t really do. But now meetings have gone to the other end of the scale, I have a minimum of one a week!! Continue reading
I’ve come up with a genius idea which I think could help with the wellbeing of fellow Rothamsted colleagues as well as benefitting my own work of course. It brings together a great science stress buster and the necessity of clearing out my experiments.
Pot throwing!! Continue reading
The day to day life of a technician is very varied, which is what I love about the job but there is one thing that governs our day, possibly more than the tasks we need to achieve. And that is break times!!! Continue reading
Quite how it has got to February already I am not sure but this is one of the first moments I have had chance to sit down in front of my computer and pen my latest post. Many like to ease themselves gently into work after the jollity and frivolity of Christmas but not Team Efficient!! Continue reading