• Question: What is the most difficult part of science

    Asked by Mad4atomz to Annette, Dave, Jaine, Julio, Mike on 14 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Jaine Blayney

      Jaine Blayney answered on 14 Nov 2016:

      The times when things go wrong or when you have to repeat an experiment endless times. It is worth it, but you can have days when nothing seems to go right for you.

    • Photo: Annette Neill

      Annette Neill answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      As a medical scientist, you often work on your own, under pressure to deliver results. This can be difficult if the phone is ringing constantly and you have are waiting for the instrument to churn out results. You have no control over how a machine will behave and if it breaks down in the middle of something urgent, you have to think quickly to implement your contingency plan while keeping cool!