I just had a moment of absolute star-shock. No, I didn’t randomly encounter a celebrity, but I did run into my MATH1040 lecturer from my first year of my science degree.
So, for those of you who don’t know, I’m currently working through my honours year in Plant Science at The University of Queensland. I’m a little over halfway through, and with a few months to go, I’m starting a new experimental series – looking for different forms of nitrogen in agricultural soils, using a neat system called microdialysis. These systems are generally used in fields of research unrelated to plants and soil – namely animal physiology and neuroscience (as demonstrated by the helpful instruction manual describing the process of inserting probes into rats). Instead of inserting probes into a rat’s brain,...
Metallic, chunky machines freak me out. Who knows why – some traumatic childhood experience maybe – but they do. So when I met Mr Autoclave this week, I kinda had a moment.