Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:43 PM
I'm in a situation that no scientist really wants to be in. I'm currently a graduate student in a microbial ecology program, and I'm having trouble coming up with a new research topic. I've had projects in the past, but they failed me for various reasons. I'm currently trying to come up with a new research proposal, but for some reason I just can't formulate any good ideas/questions/hypotheses. I don't really know what to do and I need to have a plan ASAP. Has anyone experience this before? Do you have any helpful tips? Thank you
Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:12 PM
Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:49 PM
Is there a certain subject you would like to stay within? i.e fungus, bacteria, etc.
bacteria...the lab I'm currently in most of our research is based out of the salt marsh. We (as a lab) has focused mostly on plant-bacteria interactions and bacteria in burrows.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:03 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:51 PM
Posted 07 November 2010 - 08:50 AM
or you can try to find out how about the occurrence of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase NDM-1 in your backyard....
..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...
"what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"---Goddess Casandra reminds me to be strong
"It's all just DNA. Do it."---phage434
Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:40 PM
If you need an excuse to practice your chipping, how about doing something with water hazards on golf courses?
Edited by lab rat, 08 November 2010 - 05:41 PM.