• Question: What is one thing that you are determined to find out about/discover before you die? Why?

    Asked by georgiafielding to Amy, Drew, Julia, Kimberley, Sara on 21 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Julia Griffen

      Julia Griffen answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Hey georgia… quite a morbid though… before I die.. Of course I’d love to discover something amazing.. but realistically I’d just like to create enough work so I can write up my for my PhD. I think that would be a realistic achievement… anything more I;d be completely utterly happy 🙂

    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Good question. Mainly I want to find out something that will fit into the chain of knowledge going forward. A lot of science is basically creating little bits of knowledge that might never fit into the whole.

      Before I die, I want to discover a real principle of risk that is constant over time and people, and doesn’t change as technology changes.

    • Photo: Sara Imari Walker

      Sara Imari Walker answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Hello georgiafielding!

      Drew’s sound pretty cool “a principle of risk” wow. That is neat!

      For me, I would like to either (a) define a reasonable pathway from non-life to life or (b) at least get enough of a handle on the process to figure out how frequently life might get started out there in the universe (i.e. working toward answering the “are we alone in the universe?” question!). Those are BIG questions, if I even get part of the way I will be so happy!!

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      Amy MacQueen answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Hi georgia!

      I would like to elucidate the role of p110alpha in T cells and contribute towards the body of knowledge we are collecting on how to treat autoimmune diseases…but even if I myself don’t manage this I would like to inspire other people to pursue things that interest them both inside and outside of science. 🙂