We visited UNSW today – it is interesting to see such a difference in environment compared to ANU. UNSW is in a huge city so they have to build up, and space is at a premium. Space seems to be a premium at ANU (well, as far as I can tell from all the whinging academics) but we have so much open space which I actually really enjoy!
Very pleased with my presentation yesterday, but now I have a cold! Last day of the conference, very tired and looking forward to going home.
“If my gold standard is compromised from the start, how am I ever going to be better?” – great perspectives from Prof Fiona Wood in the plenary at Nanomedicine today
Apparently in Australia my research group works hard, but would be laughed out of the room in the U.S. – is there really such a difference between research cultures? Or is it that some groups/countries focus on *being seen* to be working hard?
Drove to Coogee today – looking forward to the conference, with only a few nerves about presenting!
Conference sessions are in my calendar… Looks like a busy few days!
In the lab at 645am, immunos finished by 1130am, imaging done by 120pm, slides presented at 2pm, leave uni at 5pm. DONE! (well, until the conference on Monday!)
Lab work is taking over my life…!
Even the brightest students need to be pushed to be independent!
Excited to start teaching the IARU Global Summer Program course, Mobilising Research,tomorrow!