I struggle to pin-point it down to one thing, so I’ll have to break it into three interesting things.
1. It’s a job where you don’t know the answer and so our job is to come up with experiments to solve a question? Why does the cancer spread, why does pollution damage our lungs, how does immune cells behave? So we get to be curious and creative!
2. You get to use really cool techniques and equipment to try answer these questions. My personal favourite has always been microscopes!
3. Science (all different fields of it) is filled with really interesting and engaging people. They can be great fun to work alongside!
I like when you go down a ‘literature wormhole’. A bit like when you get carried away watching youtube videos ..when you start watching cinnamon challenge and end up on ‘Labradoodle eats a snake’. This is where you start reading about something and get excited by an idea or concept then go off on a tangent reading about that until you get side tracked by something different… over and over again! 4 hours later you find yourself reading about something completely disconnected from the first subject but have loads of great new ideas and facts. This is how many of the great discoveries are born!