• Question: what do you love about being scientisit? do you have anykids? if so what do they think about science?

    Asked by Allegra.A to Hannah, Binuraj, Alice on 20 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Binuraj Menon

      Binuraj Menon answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      HI allegra,

      I love almost everything that I do in my day to day job. It was my dream to be a scientist. My advice to anyone is to chase your dream, study and chase your career/dream job whatever it is, that you enjoy the most.

      I have one child, 5 year old Dhruvin. You might have seen him in my profile and video. He likes to be a scientist or a doctor. So I encourage him to be a clinical scientist. (like medics who do scientific research), I knew that it is too early for him to make any decisions like that. I am happy to support him to whatever he want to become one day.

      He also enjoy watching scientific experiment videos. Recently he made some agar plates and he streaked the bacterias that he collected from my laptop, mobile, fridge and so on 🙂 Labelled all of it and was patient enough to watch the bacteria growing on the agar plates. (he was inspired by Ryan the youtube vlogger kid who makes daily videos with his parents to do this)

    • Photo: Hannah Blyth

      Hannah Blyth answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      Hello Allegra.A! I don’t have any kids, but I think I would like to be a mum in the future! I love trying to answer questions that no-one really knows the answer to yet! I decided to look at a fungal wheat pathogen because of how important wheat is in many peoples diets (bread, cake, pasta, cereal, cake…) – I enjoy knowing that my work may help food security and feeding the world!