Amina Yaqoob

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  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    University of the Punjab

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research focuses are Plant Biotechnology and Soil Microbiology. I am passionate to learn about the effects of Expansin gene transformation on transgenic cotton plant. To know more about my research work and other interests, visit my website: http://www.plantplayers.com/

  • Profile Question 1
    What is tough about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    The tough about being a scientist is to convince a layman personal about worth and significance of research. Also to be patient in times failure and to be passionate for research goals, even under stressed and depressed conditions.

  • Profile Question 2
    Can you share a funny/interesting lab or field story?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    There are a number of funny interesting stories about my research work. Once, I prepared a slide for a microscopic examination for the very first time. It took me an hour to prepare that slide, but when I was just about to observe it under microscope, it slipped away and broken down into pieces. I was miserable.

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

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    A scientist tends to see a broader image of a perspective and always took the challenges with a positive approach.

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    3

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