• Question: What excites you about your work ?

    Asked by Abbie.McA to Aryanne, Bryony, Kate, Martin, Sumit, Sylvia on 11 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Sumit Konar

      Sumit Konar answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      I make new compounds, new molecules. I then solve the structure (puzzle of how it should like; where are the atoms in the box; how my structure look like.. cube? Hexagonal or what). I then write my findings and publish it in the scientific journal. Other scientists then follow my research. I get invitation to give talks in international conference. All these excite me.

    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      Fundamentally, I feel that science is about finding out new stuff. Stuff that no-one else previously knew or understood and sharing that knowledge with others. That’s probably what excites me most about my work as a scientist.

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      The excitement of discovering new compounds that may have interetsing biological activities and can be further studied and hopefully make it to the market as medicines!

    • Photo: Kate McGonagle

      Kate McGonagle answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      Just being involved in the development of potential new medicines is really exciting to me! I think it’s an amazing thing to be involved in. If a project I was past of led to a new medicine for people who desperately need it, that would be the dream!