My Experience with Second Year of University

The school bell has rung, exam papers have (digitally) closed and the sun can finally be basked in (within social distancing measures, of course). Second year has been a little bit of a roller coaster, with changing assessment structures and much different pressures. This wild ride has definitely had ups and downs, and I’ll tell …

Back to Basics: Aerobic Respiration, Part Three

The final step of aerobic respiration is upon us – oxidative phosphorylation! This last stage consists of two steps – the electron transport chain (where high energy electrons pass through a series of enzymes) and chemiosmosis. This part of respiration utilizes NADH and FADH2 as strong reducing agents to be able to release electrons, which …

Day in the Life of a Biochemistry Student – Quarantine Edition!

Quarantine, self-isolation, social-isolation – whatever you call it, we’re still going through it and I don’t know about you, but I am losing it slightly. The sudden shift in atmosphere has really affected me and being forced to stay at home has impacted my productivity and blurred the lines between home and work life. That …

Weekly Thoughts

Good evening everyone! Or good morning...good night? I guess it depends on when you're reading this but regardless, I hope you all are doing well. This is just a quick blogpost to say that I've started a weekly newsletter! It's just a short snapshot of my thoughts for the week, what I've been loving the …