My G-boxes became E-boxes

In which I am made aware of the old saying “Never say never”, but I’m still quite tempted to say “I’ve moved away from Plants”.

Since last I wrote, many things have happened. OK, not many. Some things, but they are pretty major. I have finished my PhD, yay! Still awaiting the viva, but I’d like to see it as progress. I also got a job, which marked the end of my time as an Arabidopsist* and I am now a Drosophilogist*. The biggest change is that I’ve said goodbye to Warwick, my “home” for the last 7 and a half years.

And what a journey I have had. When I started at Warwick back in 2003 studying Biochemistry I don’t know where I thought I’d end up, but I don’t think I ever imagined that I would end up doing bioinformatic analysis of plant gene regulation. I’ve travelled thousands of miles (around 3500 west, and 6000 east) to tell people about what I’ve spent 3 and a smidge years of my life doing, and hopefully I’ve made some useful contributions along the way. It’s all summed up here.

*I think you will find that these are valid scientific terms.

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