The power of together

After two years, I found my way back to our research place at the Southern end of Lake Tanganyika. This time I am here to conduct a follow-up project together with our Master student Chantal. In the next post, I will tell a bit more about this project but first of all I would like…

Stage fright and communicating science

Working in the laboratory, analysing data with complicated software or writing a publication is mostly done in peace and silence, in other words: in isolation (except for frequent coffee breaks with other fellow freaks). However, there are some moments in my life as a biologist, during which I enter the stage and face the public,…

Talk to me

My work would be so much easier if I was able to talk to my fish: “On a scale from 0 to 10, how curious would you consider yourself?”. “What do you like in a guy?”. When I was little, the other children dreamt of super powers like flying, being invisible or incredibly strong. I…

The art of perseverance

The only aspect I like about cleaning my apartment (or my car!) is to see an immediate effect of the energy I’ve just invested. In Science, we often invest all our heart, our brain (many organs involved actually)…all our energy for years before we see first results. Sometimes science feels simply like the art of…


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Me kissing an Australian grouper.

About Me

Hi, I’m Cari. I am a biologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland and consider myself a dirty-feet-biologist travelling to unusual places of the world to collect behavioural data of fish. I thought it would be fun to share this daily crazy life of a biologist with you guys…welcome to my blog.

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