• Question: when did you know that you wanted to do science for a career

    Asked by caseyb to Emma, Monica, Sebastian, Sinead, Thomas on 14 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Sinead Loughran

      Sinead Loughran answered on 14 Nov 2016:

      I think I’ve been a scientist for as long as I can remember. Even as a small child, I wanted to know how things worked. My father is a farmer and as is the case for most farmers, a bit of an engineer too – I think he passed on that inquisitive nature to me, he used to dismantle tractor engines, fix them and rebuild them and I loved watching that.

      I guess cancer research is a bit like that too, we take the cancer cell apart to find out what went wrong in the hope of finding the fix? Can you see what I mean?

    • Photo: Emma Roycroft

      Emma Roycroft answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      To be honest, I didn’t know what I wanted to be. I thought this would be an interesting career that I could find a job in. And then you adapt to it, and begin to like it. I could have been a waitress, or a translator, and been just as happy!

    • Photo: Monica Flaherty

      Monica Flaherty answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      I always loved science in school. I particulary loved biology. I loved biology of the human body and how the body works. I knew I wanted to work in something that involved this.

    • Photo: Sebastian Gornik

      Sebastian Gornik answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      Never though about it,..I just liked Biology in school went to study it at Uni and never stopped because it is soo much fun!