Favourite Thing: Look under the microscope
University of Abertay, Dundee
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
Medical Technologist 1
Me and my work
I work in Microbiology where we collect data for various clinical trials to make sure the drugs are working and safe
I work in the Microbiology department at Quintiles.
My Typical Day
A typical day in Microbiology consists of three phases for myself. Since we are a small team, we all have defined roles that determne how we organise our day. In the morning, we read plates that were cultured the day before and enter the results into a computer. These results are then faxed to all doctors. I am in charge of stocktake and ordering, so this is what I do before lunch. After lunch, we process all samples that have come in from different parts of Europe.
What I'd do with the money
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Straight-talking, patient and chilled-out
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
white water rafting
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Pastry chef in France
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
A husband, a new house and a new car