A microbiologist, a mechanical engineer, and a chemist tell Science Careers how they ended up in synthetic biology.
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A peer reviewer is "the first person seeing the most novel result in the field. This great privilege comes with great responsibility." --Ana Marusic, joint editor-in-chief,Croatian Medical Journal
"I enjoy ... making a difference and seeing how much the world of antidoping has developed in the last few years." --Osquel Barroso
"I realized that I really love science but not spending my time just focusing on a particular aspect of it." --Maria Cruz
A CIFRE agreement "is a good way of ... doing research and keeping other doors open," says Sylvain Schwartz.
Acquiring the necessary skills is “a question of the student taking the initiative to familiarize him[self] or herself with other areas,” says Daniel Simberloff, a community ecologist working on forests at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Nowadays, "most researchers, especially forest ecologists, are incorporating climate change impacts into their research," says canopy ecologist Catherine Cardelús.
Chave learned the ecology, molecular biology, and chemistry he needed by talking to colleagues, going to seminars, and reading papers.
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