Refer back to tasks in June as follow:
Officially no, unofficially yes. Basically, I managed to sort all protocols involved, except transpiration rate measurement that extremely hard to optimise and creates many noise data. PhD student in my lab spent 1 year on it and only managed to get some results. Anyway, this will not cause great impact on me, as I have decided no to include these data set.
Quite happy I managed to establish a florescent protocol:-
The picture below showed green fluorescent of broad bean’s guard cells due to in vivo H2O2 synthesis, monitored under confocal laser microscope.
Paper evaluation exercise-uv stress
Grade out, as expected an “A” in this assessment, and according to course tutor, most probably I will become the first student in the department who obtain “distinction” grade.
Just submitted first draft to my prof. Still have 50 % of bench works to be completed. Anyway, I have scheduled all the bench works and paper works to be accomplished by end of July.
Bean's stomata measurements
Officially completed. We got nice findings, almost finish the manuscript, will be published in a high impact journal. Anyway, due to the “kepo”/ “busybody” nature of a scientist, I have decided to do some further characterisation on the signalling of broad bean and compare with model plant, Arabidopsis.
Received several emails from international students, mostly Asian. Some interested in biomedic, but not in Plant Science. Anyway, I shared some experiences as a bioscience postgraduate here. Well, most of them concern about career prospect in the UK. Actually, it’s uncertain recently, anyway this is depends on your commitment to look for any opportunity available.
Some new tasks involved are:
--NO signalling project, just formed the research team and I will begin some experiments this weekend. Findings will be published
--manuscript preparation, was invited to submit a manuscript on my previous research to journal. Even though, not publish in a good journal, but every little helps..
--international welcome team, joined as a volunteer and will meet new student in September.
Unofficially, some friends may know my next destination. Anyway T.B.A.
A review on previous and current mood, haha--(click to enlarge, if curious..haha)
Lastly, my recent look..wakaka..:-p