And I just wanted to do biology when I grew up …

26 04 2017

The oh-so-practical reality of running a group was top of my agenda today. It’s often more like running a small business than anything else (Does everyone have the right insurance? How’s the budget for that project doing? Can we meet that deadline or should we give up? Is everyone happy and productive?), and nothing like the classic image of us scientists as cerebral, absent-minded figures with large foreheads and white labcoats.

Today’s strange job: carefully following some online instructions to dismantle our four startle boxes, as they’ve been making terrible noises and need to be couriered to the manufactuer for re-soldering.