• Question: Do you blow things up

    Asked by connor999 on 11 Nov 2021.
    • Photo: Maria Giovanna Caruso

      Maria Giovanna Caruso answered on 11 Nov 2021:

      Potentially I can, but FORTUNATELY I’ve never done it.
      The worst “explosion” I caused was to hit a chair while having a 24 well plate full of brains’ samples in my hands. At the end, all the samples were mixed up and I needed to repeat the experiment D:

    • Photo: Sam Seymour

      Sam Seymour answered on 11 Nov 2021:

      Unfortunately, it isn’t a part of my job but I definitely could blow something up by accident! I work with a lot of flammable chemicals so need to be really careful.

    • Photo: Cyrille Thinnes

      Cyrille Thinnes answered on 11 Nov 2021:

      Hi Connor, not anymore. And when I did in the past, it was not intentional…

    • Photo: Niamh Callinan Keenan

      Niamh Callinan Keenan answered on 12 Nov 2021:

      I wish! the closest I ever got was an experiment gone wrong in chemistry in college. It really wasn’t as fun as you would think because it was not supposed to happen. Thankfully we had safety clothing and goggles on so all was good