This was the year that Sydney Brenner died. He was a DNA pioneer and one of the wittiest speakers I’ve … More
Typical European Christmas themes dominate Western culture. One cannot help thinking of softly falling slow, back lit by a warm … More
This week I’ve had to do an experiment that is way out of my comfort zone. By the end of your PhD (t minus 3 months until submission!) you can become very comfortable in your experiments. So it can be quite daunting (and exciting) when you’re thrown into something new.
I’ve heard it said that in ancient times sciences like chemistry and biology were relatively weak – people got a … More
If I could make one zero cost improvement to the Australian research system I’d insist on a set day for … More
Albert Einstein reportedly said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This is my favourite quote of Einstein’s, followed closely by “I never said even half the things that the internet says I did”.
Each year we get together to swap war stories, to show off our successes, and to share new opportunities related to the lands we have seen from the mountain tops. We do all this according to the age-old and trusted format of the Annual Society Meeting.