• Question: what do you want to achieve with your work, do you have an end goal that you want to reach before you have to retire?

    Asked by Brodie to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Aryanne on 13 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Who said anything about retiring?

    • Photo: Sumit Konar

      Sumit Konar answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      I want to solve global energy problem using sunlight as the source of energy. Of-course it is not easy; and it cannot be done by one scientist in one year or so. We need to understand that we have limited source of natural resources (like oil and coal). Sunlight can be used to cook food, to run car, to warm our house, to kill bacteria in water etc. We need to learn how we can store and convert to other energies with high efficiency. We need to make better materials for that.

    • Photo: Kate McGonagle

      Kate McGonagle answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Absolutely yeah, my goal is to be involved in a project that gets a new medicine into clinical trials and the ultimate dream would be for it to pass the clinical trials and make it out into the world as a new approved drug. That would have a huge impact on a lot of people’s lives who are currently suffering and I would absolutely love to be part of that.

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      That is an excellent question! ideally, I would like to have a compound that I will see it making it to the market as a drug. That would be a great success for me and my team!