• Question: if you were to pick what form of science you liked what will it be ???

    Asked by 528cara46 to Tim.M on 5 Feb 2018.
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      Tim Millar answered on 5 Feb 2018:

      I would pick Biology as I found it really interesting and easy at school. It is also a big subject that the government thinks will bring lots of money to the UK. So they want to support it with lots of money meaning more jobs and careers in this field. Money shouldn’t be the reason though (but it helps).

      I would love to be clever enough to study astronomy and I could possibly work as an astrobiologist. My research is in how cells respond to stress so that could easily think about organisms on other worlds or what does space flight do to our blood vessels and immune system. This is important if we are to fly to Mars as its such a long trip.

      I am also working with engineers trying to make a blood vessel on a microchip so we can study how blood vessels work using human cells and puting them under a flow of blood. The engineering side is complicated so I need their help so we collaborate by being experts in our little part of the puzzles. Bioengineering is a growing field and may well be a career for life over the coming years.