• Question: What is your favourite thing about what you do? And why?

    Asked by lilly10493 to Rachel, Duncan, Grant, Julie, Nik on 17 Mar 2013. This question was also asked by cupcakes4u123, guitarbanana12, 69alltheway, johntheunicorn, chocolatemint151, bethanyw, light123, lewis1646.
    • Photo: Duncan Gaskin

      Duncan Gaskin answered on 17 Mar 2013:

      I have many things about my work that I like, the people I work with and teach, the ‘toys’ I get to play with, the joy of discovering things no one else has, to name a few. But I guess my favourite is answering the questions that people want answered whether that is questions I think of about the bacteria I work with, or questions you guys ask – science is about answering the ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions in life.

    • Photo: Julie Bland

      Julie Bland answered on 18 Mar 2013:

      Discovering new things is one of my favourite thing along with knowing I am making a difference.

    • Photo: Grant Campbell

      Grant Campbell answered on 18 Mar 2013:

      Interacting with students – asking them questions, answering their questions, thinking about what they need to know, helping them learn – it’s a buzz and very rewarding.

    • Photo: Rachel Edwards-Stuart

      Rachel Edwards-Stuart answered on 18 Mar 2013:

      I love having my own lab which I designed myself, where I can carry out research projects that I think are fascinating, and where I can inspire budding young chefs to get excited by science!