• Question: What does it take to be a scientist

    Asked by 333bm1924 to Ann, Peter, Jonathan, Grace, Doris, David on 5 Jun 2019. This question was also asked by 433bm1924.
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      Grace Kago answered on 5 Jun 2019:

      1. Training (a bachelors degree and then either a MS or PhD
      2. Curiosity
      3. Resilience and Persistence (because sometimes an experiment will fail, but you can’t let this make you so sad that you quit it. You have to trust in the process of scientific inquiry)
      4. Proper research environment with good mentors/supervisors that care about your success, and who are able to help fund and staff the lab so that progress is made

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      Peter Macharia answered on 6 Jun 2019:

      @433bm1924 and 333bm1924

      You need to have a passion for science and learn to critique things, get good training and have funds for your work. Collaboration with other researchers and institutes is key