Conspiracy Theories vs Virus-Fighting Bacteria

For the first time ever, an entire city has been protected from Dengue Fever. The Australian city of Townsville has been dengue-free since 2014, and it’s all thanks to bacteria! I know what you’re thinking: “Aren’t bacteria the bad guys?” I used to think bacteria were only good for one thing, causing disease, but it... Continue Reading →

A Cure for the Common Cold?

I didn’t have a birthday party with my friends until I was 15. Every year, without fail, I would get a bad cold the day before my birthday (queue the violins and single teardrop). My mom used to yell:       “Make sure you’re wrapped up warm or you’ll catch a cold!” This is a popular... Continue Reading →

My Research: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

"So what do you do?"  “Have you heard of Respiratory Syncytial Virus?” “No, never” “What about Influenza” “Oh yeah of course” “Well its kind of like that…” (The beginning of every conversation about my research) So far, my posts have been focused on various aspects of PhD life. However I realised that I haven't written... Continue Reading →

Royal Society Masterclass with Professor Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

An Invitation: Recently, I was invited to attend a Masterclass held by the Royal Society in Dublin. There would be 9 other students attending, and the session would be in the form of an open discussion with the President of the Royal Society and Nobel laureate, Professor Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan. So for this post I'll... Continue Reading →

10 things I wish I knew when I started my PhD

A PhD in science can be a stressful experience. In particular, the first year. You're thrown in at the deep end, no one's holding your hand now kiddo. Well, fear not, as I'm about to share with you some tips and tricks that will help you in your journey. Here are 10 things I wish... Continue Reading →

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