• Question: What did you study in college to get to where you are now?

    Asked by caitlhan to Mike on 14 Jun 2011.
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      Mike Dodd answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      Hi Caitlhan, when I was in college I studied biology, chemistry, physics and maths. When I started my GCSE’s I really wanted to be a scientist, so I choose sciencey subjects. If I’m honest though, I wish I hadn’t studied physics and used my fourth choice to do something a little different, like art or history. I love science, but mostly the biological sciences. I see from your profile that you are very interested in IVF, that’s a really interesting area of science. It still blows my mind that you can effectively grow an embryo outside of the body and then put it back in, to hopefully produce a baby.

      I didn’t actually need biology to do biochemistry at Bath university. They teach you all the biology you need on the course. The most important subject was chemistry, a good knowledge of chemistry will help you in many areas of biological science, including IVF research.