Who we're tracking
The people we're tracking are former and current Wellcome-funded researchers. They illustrate the range of career paths open to individuals with a science research background.
"The best thing about science is the excitement you get every time that you see something interesting in the microscope, in the lab or at the bench."
"For me, science is like pieces of a puzzle. It's up to me to put these pieces together, by coming up with hypotheses and performing experiments. This is what I like the most about it, I find it really exciting."
"My favourite part about doing science is when you think you have made a true discovery and found something that is really interesting and right."
"The level of funding, support and intellectual freedom offered by the Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship is without comparison."
"For just a few minutes you could be the only person in the world that knows something, and it can be really exciting to think about the experiments that can lead on from this result or the impact it might have in the longer term."
An interview with Shane Herbert, who was awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship and a Research Career Development Fellowship.
An interview with Jane de Lartigue, who was awarded a Wellcome Four-year PhD Studentship.
An interview with Robert Mahen, who was awarded a Wellcome Four-year PhD Studentship and a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship.
"Doing lab work is what keeps me focused and interested. I like the cerebral aspect of science, but I'm still very much interested in the actual hands-on aspect of it."
"I hope to develop new tools that will help to control and treat some of the most devastating vector-borne diseases – that is my goal."