Today i'm talking with Lucie Semenec, a PhD research at La Trobe University, Bundoora in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology laboratory. Lucie travelled to Australia from Vancouver, Canada to undertake her PhD in Associate Professor Ashley Franks lab and is currently in the third year of her PhD!
I first met Sam whilst he was doing his PhD at La Trobe University in the same department that I am currently studying in. Since completing Sam has moved on and is doing a Post Doc at the Murdoch Childrens' Research Institute!
I was lucky enough to meet Lucy in New Zealand earlier this year where we had both been invited to the New Zealand Microbial Ecology Consortium (NZMEC4.0) in Auckland. Lucy introduced herself upon realizing that she had worked in the same laboratory, in Massachusetts, as one of my PhD supervisors (Dr Ashley Franks) during her own PhD. What a small world it is!
Dr Karla Helbig is a recently new laboratory head at La Trobe University, Bundoora and has established a new virology lab in the microbiology department
Today i'm talking with Dr Steve Petrovski, a laboratory head at La Trobe University, Bundoora.
Hey everyone! I'm Oonagh and i'm going to be one of the communication ambassadors taking over for the month of August 2016 (WooHoo!).
It's been great fun being your ASM communications ambassador for the last two weeks! I've learned a lot and had a great time talking to some of Australia's ECR and PhD researchers! I hope I've kept you as entertained as our previous ASM Communications ambassadors. I'm really looking forward to seeing what our next ambassadors will do! I can be found on twitter by searching @msmicrobiocode and would welcome any micro (or other) chat with you all!
Coming towards the end of my role as your ASM Communications ambassador for the last two weeks I thought I would like to share some mini-interviews I've been very fortunate to conduct with talented early career and postgraduate researchers located throughout Australia at both regional and metropolitan campuses/institutes. Their projects are fascinating and they're all at different stages in their work in the areas of wastewater microbiology, virology, bioinformatics, environmental microbiology and more!
It's time for me to say goodbye, and pass the reigns of the ASM Twitter onto the next lucky ASM Communication ambassador! I've learnt a lot in the past two weeks, especially in terms of juggling a new role along with all the other ones us scientists tend to assume on a day-to-day basis (apart from actually doing lab work!).