• Question: what is your role of being a scientist

    Asked by fast499pan on 15 Mar 2024. This question was also asked by even499pan, safe499pan, gate1sap, head1had, keen1nee, poppyr, Adeoye.
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      Srujani Kolli answered on 15 Mar 2024:

      I work in a hospital lab and test the blood samples. I look at the results, review them and contact the doctors if anything is urgent. I also perform more tests on samples if required.
      I also work in blood transfusion lab. There it is my responsibility to check patient blood samples and provide the right blood products for transfusion.

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      Karen Edwards answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      I work for the Environment Agency here in England and my main role is to help protect and improve our estuarine and coastal waters. I work with a lot of developers and industries that have activities which could negatively impact our water and it is my job to help ensure that they don’t.

      We have a new rule that has recently come into force called “Biodiversity Net Gain” which basically says that developers need to actually help to improve the environment – not just cause no harm. I think this is absolutely great and am looking forward to helping manage this in the future.