The time since my internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, which I mentioned in the last blog post I wrote on here, has been an absolute whirlwind.
I finished my last year in MIMM at McGill, graduated, spent some time relaxing and then moved (back) to another continent to do my PhD. I am also an author on 2 peer-reviewed scientific publications (1 and 2), with another in the pipeline and more on the way. Super exciting times. I will most likely talk about the publications in another blog post 🙂 Right now, I am fairly busy as a BBSRC-funded student in the London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Programme (LIDo DTP).
We are all living in times of pandemic, and as such, almost everyone’s plans have been disrupted. I have had to step away from the bench and move to computational work. Currently, I have several Molecular Dynamics simulations running: one looking at a homology model of a protein I’ve been working on as part of my PhD, and one looking at antimicrobial peptide-membrane interactions. All hugely exciting stuff!
I’ve also used this time to engage with the wider lay community through invited posts (“What Can Farmers Teach Politicians?” for the Policy Institute at King’s) and a reader response to Baroness Bennett for the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
At the minute, I am hoping to become more involved in scientific translation. I have dipped a toe in, by translating the whole “Bacterial Park” project into French, as well as a “Wash Your Hands!” poster by Lizah van der Aart. If you need any science translated to/from French, English, or Spanish…
Looking forward to migrating some content onto this platform over from Quora in the near future 🙂