Scientific research holds the key to our fut…

I was looking through my microscope, analysing the beautiful shape of a fibroblast mitochondrial network, when the microscope lens turned around and, all of a sudden, I myself was under the spotlight, being observed by everyone in this world. My research was alive. I could finally share the passion that has driven the youngest years of my life with friends, family and the public. Even policymakers were interested in my cell counting number, the intensity of my staining and the biochemical readout of my mutagenesis. Together, we were trying to interpret the unpredictable graphs that I was producing. Science was sprouting from the darkness of my lab. It was the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a Eureka moment for the science field!

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