• Question: Does your work let you meet specialists in all fields to assist in your research? And do you collaborate often or does it not happen very often?

    Asked by cast499had on 30 Apr 2024.
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      Michael C Macey answered on 30 Apr 2024:

      As a lecturer who works in the field of astrobiology I get to meet and work with specialists across multiple fields very often – last week we had a major meeting of Global Space Agencies and research institutes to discuss how to protect other planets from contamination and how to safely bring back martian samples.

      In my day to day work I collaborate with geologists, chemists and physicists, as the study of possible life beyond Earth needs a multidisciplinary approach.

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      Alan Koh answered on 30 Apr 2024:

      Yes I meet specialist in all fields and I collaborate very often. In fact, all the different research projects that I am on have a certain degree of collaboration. Collaboration allows one research to progress further and faster.

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      Emma Weir answered on 30 Apr 2024:

      Yes! I work mainly in cell and molecular biology in the lab, but I work with clinicans (doctors who look after our patients), bioinformaticians (experts in looking at data and analysis), imaging experts (who help us take great microscope images) and even people who run MRI brain scans. And probably many more…
      When studying diseases its important to have lots of specialties involved.