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I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here nearly three years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world.
I am trying to retrain as a designer and you may see the odd example of my work appear here as I progress.
I also indulge in opinionated rambling.
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Synthesis and stuff
I have my shiny peptide synthesizer on demo for the next three weeks so long days and weekends at work for the foreseeable future. I am looking forward to my trip home very much, I am tired of not being able to read or understand anything and I want to be somewhere where getting around is effortless. Writing this has just reminded me that I forgot to pay for my flight again today. Gah. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.
I am anxious about making my protein, we could only afford the reagents for one attempt and setting up the machine is REALLY complicated. If I make any mistakes I will have thrown away our one chance to get this right! STRESS!!!
I am also loosing my enthusiasm for applying for TED, selling myself to the degree required is hard and I’m not sure I have the stones to keep posting my answers to their questions up here – it’s too embarrassing. I’ll still apply, I’m viewing this as a dry run and it’s worth a shot, but I might send my answers to a select few of you rather than posting them for general comments.