Probably some of the best experiments I’ve done, are looking at how all the genes in bacteria change when they are stressed out.
We have used things called microarrays to look at how they grow differently and express (turn on) different genes (bits of DNA that make things) in different environments.
It’s really interesting seeing all the data come back, and the microarrays have so much information in them, on one tiny little slide!
My favourite ones are when I get to test professional athletes. I’m always amazed how far they can push themselves and the way they kind of get in a zone when they’re being tested. They’re just so committed to what you’re doing. It’s awesome!