• Question: do you have any siblings and are they scientist too !?

    Asked by georgie123 to Alex, Josh, Serena, Simone, Stuart on 18 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Josh Makepeace

      Josh Makepeace answered on 18 Jun 2013:


      Hi georgie123! I actually have seven siblings (quite a few, I know!): five brothers and two sisters. I’m the youngest of all of them. And actually, out of all of them, I’m the only scientist! I’m not sure exactly how that came about, neither of my parents are scientists, but my grandma studied biology at university. So maybe I got it from her.

      Having lots of siblings is good fun, makes for busy Christmas celebrations, for sure!

    • Photo: Alexander Munnoch

      Alexander Munnoch answered on 20 Jun 2013:


      Hi georgie 123,

      Funnily enough, I actually answered a similar question earlier.

      I have two brothers: Older one is a computer scientist/physicist, I’m the middle one (chemist) and my younger brother is a microbiologist!

      To the best of our knowledge our family doesn’t have any other scientists in it so not sure where we got it from but can’t complain!

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