• Question: why do you like cells so much?

    Asked by nadinefinlay to Triona on 17 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Tríona O'Connell

      Tríona O'Connell answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      They’re interesting to work with. If we can understand cells and how they interact with each other, we can build a better picture of how whole bodies work. They’re also easy to grow and mind in the lab (and relatively cheap). They can be easy to work with (my physics friends treat them as spheres of water) but are also massively complex (there’s so much to learn about them).