Sophy Thomson


  • Organization
    Higher College of Technology

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My major research interest is the mechanisms involved in the formation of adventive embryos, the subcellular structure of nucellar initial cells, embryos and the pollen of plants exhibiting nucellar embryony. My areas of interest include propagation and conservation of desert plants, their reproductive biology and seed germination. Currently my focus is on exploring how biodiversity contributes to sustainability.

  • Profile Question 1
    What was the first science experiment you ever designed? How did it turn out?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Designing an experiment in grade three to observe conduction of water in plants - By keeping Peperomia pellucida (shiny bush) plant in water to which red ink was added. A successful and thrilling experience.

  • Profile Question 2
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I decided to go into a science career when I was in middle school. I was always fascinated by nature and natural science.. As a young girl I spent a lot of time in my garden and on the farm and I was enthralled by everything I saw and it roused my curiosity to find out how things happen in nature.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Plants have a secret life which offers immense scope for research.

  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

Recent Posts

Flavorful Flowers! Sophy Thomson

Hi team Flavorful Flowers,

Thank you for sharing your plan. Good to see that investigations are underway.  Mentor Donna has given you some good suggestions. I am sure you will make interesting observations. 

Have a good…

Forty Nine Sophy Thomson

Good work team. Congratulations! It is admirable that the challenges of working remotely did not deter you from collecting data, analyzing it and reporting the conclusions. You have produced a clear and concise account of your…

Forty Nine Sophy Thomson


Great to hear that you are already working on your lab report. Look forward to seeing your results and conclusion.

Enjoy your spring break. 


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