Elisa Dell'Aglio

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    University of Geneva

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am a post-doctoral researcher in a Swiss Plant Science Research institute. My work focuses on how plants produce vitamins and how vitamins help plants overcome environmental stress conditions, such as heat. In the past I also work on the regulation of photosynthesis and on fungal-root symbioses.

  • Profile Question 1
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I remember when I was in high school I was not very interested in science. This was probably because I felt that scientific discoveries were often explained in a superficial way. Science looked like "magic" to me and I could not find a logic behind this. It is only later that I discovered how scientists really work to make new discoveries. I also learned that we still do not have the answer to many fundamental questions.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    The best thing of being a scientist is that for most of the time you do things nobody has ever done before and chances are you will be the first person ever to observe a phenomenon.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is tough about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Being a scientist can sometimes be frustrating, especially when you don't get the results that you want. A scientist must be very patient and learn to always start from the beginning. We also have to remind yourself every time why we chose this career: to improve people's nutrition, to preserve the environment, to extend human knowledge and so on.

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
    LS2 Switzerland

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    1

Recent Posts

hhshofeldfall2017 project 1.2 Elisa Dell'Aglio
said

Hi all!

How are you? Your teacher informed us that you are now getting through the light/dark investigation and about to start your own personal investigation.

Is there anything you would like to clarify about your experiments so far?

What…

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hhshofeldfall2017 project 1.2 Elisa Dell'Aglio
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Hi all,

How did your first week go? I am very curious to hear what you think about this project so far.

I am also wondering if you tried the experiment with the radish seeds. If so, in which batch of seeds did you see a decrease in the mass? I…

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hhshofeldfall2017 project 1.2 Elisa Dell'Aglio
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I’ll try to answer your questions, Danielle, but they are not easy! When did I decide to become a scientist? I think it was the day I realized that there are many things we still do not know about how our world works and I wanted to do my best…

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