That it is a never-ending wonder. Natural sciences (especially Biology!) are constantly evolving as we study them- it is like an arms race where scientists and nature is trying to outsmart each other.
Mimosa pudica or also known as the shameplant, a kind of weed whose leaflets fold inwards when touched. I was a kid when I stumbled upon them and that was the first time I truly realize that plants are actually alive.
Well, it wasn’t very long ago before I became a researcher. If I had to pick one, it would be being selected to do an oral presentation at a pretty huge international conference. It was nerve-wracking to be a PhD student and present alongside other scientists I idolize!
Joint lunches with my lab mates! Not only these luncheons allow me to get to know my lab mates outside of their projects, they were also very relaxing when we chat about random topics and take our minds off work for a brief period. Sadly, social and physical distancing prohibited our joint luncheons.
Trust the process.
How do we combine knowledge from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to best explain a phenomenon? Science should be more than just looking from one angle/discipline.
Long walks in the park… and on a Friday, with a beer in hand. Need ‘em feierabendbier!
Postdoc Researcher, Institute for Molecular Physiology
In CEPLAS since:
Place of birth:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia