I love molecular work and addressing fundamental questions in plant biology. Based on my interests and skill set in molecular biology, plant secondary metabolism and future outlook, I realised that synthetic biology is the best way forward. I chose to work with Dr Patron as she is an ambitious, inspiring and young group leader who I can learn a lot from; I feel fortunate for the opportunity.
EI is a cross-disciplinary Institute driven by genomics research where I can gain more knowledge in the areas that I am a novice, and work towards discovery of unknown insect pheromone pathways. We are living in a technologically advanced and challenging era in many ways. Using cutting-edge genomics tools has become inevitable with every project. By being part of Dr Patron’s Group and EI, I am confident I can apply these skills not only in my current project but my future endeavours too.