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I need a biologist's help

Post by zachf92 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:09 am

Hey there :)

For my biomedical technology class, each student is to "interview" a scientist who works a certain field that was previously assigned to them in class. I was assigned "Biologist". Unfortunately, though, there aren't any biologists that I actually am capable of interviewing in person, so would any of you like to be interviewed instead? Whether you specialize in herpetology, icthyology, etc., doesn't matter; any type of biologist will do.

All you would need to do is answer 10 simple, general questions which i will post as soon as I can find them in my mess of a backpack.

Thanks in advance :D

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Re: I need a biologist's help

Post by zachf92 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:29 am

Found 'em :)

1. What type of biology do you specialize in?

2. What do you enjoy about your job?

3. Is there anything about your job that you dislike? If so, what?

4. What college/university did you attend? Would you recommend it to someone pursuing a career in biology?

5. How difficult would you consider your work to be?

6. In what type of environment do you work? (ex: laboratory, office, hospital)

7. How many years of school did you take?

8. What is most interesting about your job?

9. What does your average work day consist of?

10. What are you currently researching?

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Re: I need a biologist's help

Post by patrickpyb » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:25 am

1. What type of biology do you specialize in?
My major is microbiology. My job mainly touch upon animal vaccine.
2. What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy culturing the microorgnisms, treating with it, using them to make vaccine and check the effectivity of the vaccine.
3. Is there anything about your job that you dislike? If so, what?
I don't like the animal test, because of brutality. But in order to keep the health of the most animal, It's worth to do.
4. What college/university did you attend? Would you recommend it to someone pursuing a career in biology?
Yun Nan University. I am a chinese by the way. I'm a project manager touch upon aniaml vaccine, and my project is developing a kind of swine vaccine against pneumonia of pigs.
5. How difficult would you consider your work to be?
No too difficult, but our research condition is not as well as my imagine.
6. In what type of environment do you work? (ex: laboratory, office, hospital)
Office: making scheme of our experiment, analysing the result of the experiment and wirtting paper.
laboratory: many kinds of test
animal courtyard: animal test
workshop: manufacture vaccine
7. How many years of school did you take?
18years
8. What is most interesting about your job?
ElISA test is the most interesting job. Because, we make each kind of the test liquid by ourselves.
9. What does your average work day consist of?
enter into the culture room to check the culture of microorgnisms such as mycoplasma
check the calender to see if we have animal test to do
make scheme for my assistant and me
do some test(experiment)
clean up the test result and analyse
10. What are you currently researching?
developing a vaccine against Pasteurella multocida for swine.[/size][/size]

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Re: I need a biologist's help

Post by zachf92 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:08 am

Thank you so much :D
I was really stressing out about this assignment, and you replied just in time, as im actually about to leave for school right this second.

On a side note, you're job sounds really interesting, and ive actually been considering microbiology as a career for quite some time now. I was even asking for a digital microscope from my parents this christmas, but i changed my mind as soon as i saw how much they cost.

But thanks again, Patrickpyb, i cant even begin to tell you how much i appreciate your help :mrgreen:

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