• Question: Why you do your job

    Asked by Forzia to Sandra, Hummy, Lewis, James on 6 Mar 2017. This question was also asked by Star567, Hi.
    • Photo: Sandra Greive

      Sandra Greive answered on 6 Mar 2017:

      I do this job because I like figuring out how biological molecules and machines work. Once we understand how these machines we work we can see how the system goes wrong in diseases like cancer or arthritis. Knowing the process makes mistakes, means that we can design ways to fix the mistakes and make the protein machine function normally, eventually leading to new drugs that can treat diseases.

    • Photo: Lewis Wright

      Lewis Wright answered on 12 Mar 2017:

      I do my job because I enjoy finding out new things and understanding how they work. I also enjoy the freedom that I have (as a PhD student) to follow things that interest me, or look into something if I have a hunch about it.

      Ultimately though, I see climate change as a problem that affects all of us, and so I want to help to preserve the environment, and limit the damage that we are doing to it.