Life Outside the Lab

December 8, 2019

2019 is a busy year for me. I had to turn down an interview for promoting women scientists with "life-work balance", as my work/life are definitely not in balance. But now when I look back, I'd say it is all worth it! Of course, I can't claim all the credits, as there...

April 12, 2019

Although the time to spend with Richard was short, only as long as  one lecture followed by a dinner together, the definition of "an expert" in my vocabulary has been redefined. The enthusiasm, the energy, the knowledge and the love to drive cryo-EM forward is what I h...

February 5, 2019

 猪年快乐!That's how we say it! We had a New Year's Eve dinner, 年夜饭, just like a big family. The amazing thing is, everyone has made their favorite choice of the chinese dish! How would they know what it tasts like! Spicy, using chop sticks? Not a problem either....

January 4, 2019

I was interviewed for the International Summer School we ran in 2018, when there were 48 participants joint us from three universities in China. I had so many good memories from hanging out with the brilliant students with curiosity! Wish you all the best!

September 16, 2018

Patrick is the chef, so guess what he will cook for us? German, of course. Great effort, and delicious without doubt. "A good chemist must be a good chef!" It inspired me that perhaps I should organise interviews in future in a different way when I choose my next PhD s...

August 3, 2018

Two weeks of busy but happy time with those 47 undergraduates from 3 chinese universities have finally come to an end. The experience of hanging out with these eagerly curious, pleasantly polite, and naively lost students reminded me a lot of what I was like when I fir...

June 10, 2018

A walk with the Luk and Tsai Groups, not long, only 10 km to Castle Coch along the Taff Trail. We are fit!

February 19, 2018

Today is the Chinese New Year,  to make it more significative, I devoted the whole day making this a video for the promotion of our School to attract Chinese students to study in Cardiff University. 

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