Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Caroline and I am a PhD student at the University of Sheffield. My research project focuses on Striga - a genus of parasitic plants that devastates harvests by infecting food crops. I am exploring the defence reactions that can make host plants more resistant against Striga. Due to my ongoing battles with anorexia, I haven't made as much progress as I would have liked but I am determined to finish the course.
This blog charts the ups and downs of life in the lab, plus my dreams to become a science communicator and forays into public engagement and science policy....all while trying to keep my mental and physical health intact. Along the way, I'll also be sharing new plant science stories, and profiles of some of the researchers who inspire me on this journey. So whether you have a fascination for plants, are curious about what science research involves, or just wonder what exactly I do all day, read on - I hope you find it entertaining!
Thursday, 31 December 2015
Saturday, 12 December 2015
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Meeting a marvellous woman in science....Professor Sunetra Gupta on thetrials of physics, translating poems, the politics of science and more!
|Professor Sunetra Gupta (Photo credit: Charlie Lee Potter)|
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
|Very pretty data.... (Photo courtesy of Galaxy Zoo)|
|But what SHAPE is it?! (Photo courtesy of Galaxy Zoo)|
|The Zooniverse Portal|