• Question: when would you eat food if you are in a lab most of the day. Would you not be starving.

    Asked by Dean to Kieran, Julia, Hugh on 8 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Hugh Manning

      Hugh Manning answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      It’s very rare that I would spend the whole day in the lab, usually I’d be going between the lab and my desk, going outside for some fresh air or a cup of coffee.
      Pretty much everyone I work with makes a point of stopping work around lunch time and getting together to have a chat and eat food.
      I know I can’t work when I’m hungry, I’m more likely to rush something to get it done so I can leave, or I might have shakey hands from low blood sugar ( for my work having a steady hand to pick up samples with a tweezers is really important!)
      I always keep snacks in my desk drawer!

    • Photo: Kieran

      Kieran answered on 11 Nov 2018:

      I have to bring two lunch boxes with me everyday to keep me fueled! And probably too many cups of coffee..