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Joanna shares how she completed a placement at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and later secured her position as a research scientist. Her main role is working for the strawberry breeding program doing virus indexing, PCRs and extracting DNA, and RNA.

Scientists have a natural curiosity about the world around them. Lecturer, Dr Ryo Sekine provides some advice for those looking to study and develop a career in a scientific field.

Our resident creepy crawly enthusiast Associate Professor Volker Herzig explains how and why we milk spiders for National Science Week. Yeah, it's a bit weird, but it is interesting – there are so many scientific uses for their venom.

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