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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Experiments

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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Experiments, Technician Life

Pastries and pesticides

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

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