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  1. Pinned Tweet
    Jan 11

    Hi twitter and whanau, If any of you can support our bright, kind and all round awesome summer student in her 'Shave for a Cure' fundraiser that would be amazing! She is shaving her head on Tuesday to raise money & awareness for this cause ❤️

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  2. Jan 28

    The irony when the thing that saved your life becomes the thing that destroys you

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  3. Jan 25

    When you cycle past a band playing the soundtrack of Amélie 🚲❤️

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  4. Jan 22

    It's not super appetizing when you are looking at a recipe and silyl boronic esters are showing up under the ingredients 😂

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  5. Jan 15

    Had the best over-night trip home to Wellington visiting all the old haunts before a hugly inspiring evening with Nick Cave. Coffee+ lemon meringue cocktails+ street art + conversations and music with Cave is ❤️

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  6. Retweeted
    Jan 13

    You might see a better set of lift instructions today, but I doubt it.... Great idea

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  7. Jan 14

    Apparently I've been on twitter for one year as of today! I was never really a social media person but I am so freaking grateful for all the wonderful and talented friends I've made here, other wahine in STEAM I've met and all the extra awesome science I've been exposed to 🥳🥰❤️

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  8. Jan 13

    Another beautiful quote from my favourite poet Charles Bukowski "We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other"

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  9. Jan 8
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  10. Jan 8

    I have always loved Sir Tom Jones but his maturing voice is pure velvet to my ears

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  11. Jan 6

    Dear Please open a cinema in Christchurch ASAP because I really can't stand Hoyts and miss you. Lots of love, a recently relocated wellingtonian.

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  12. Retweeted
    Jan 4

    Short path distillation of pyrrole under reduced pressure 👌

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  13. Dec 31
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  14. 30 Dec 2018

    Mum talking to her son in the supermarket: If I buy this for you, you have to eat it. Son: I will eat it! I will eat it! Internal Narrator: He would not eat it.

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  15. 28 Dec 2018

    Enjoying the last of today's sunshine with this ol boy.

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  16. 27 Dec 2018

    Nothing makes you appreciate hydrogels and their chemistry like getting very badly sunburnt.

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  17. 26 Dec 2018
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  18. 26 Dec 2018

    My new favourite non NZ native bird coming in with a stomach acid pH of less than 1 😍😍😍 isn't it beautiful!

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  19. 26 Dec 2018

    I love seeing other indigenous language being shared. Also how ironic is it that pakeha named our Te Kura 'Moa' which is chicken or domesticated small fowl in most of Polynesia 👀🐔😂

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  20. 25 Dec 2018

    Best Christmas prank in the history of the universe 😂😂😂

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  21. 24 Dec 2018

    Meri Kirihimete friends and twitter whanau. We are having all the international students in our department who couldn't make it home over for Christmas kai! Can't wait to introduce them all to a real kiwi pav 😉🎄

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  22. 23 Dec 2018

    This time of year can be really hard for some people, for so many reasons. Let's reach out to each other, invite people, accept people, and if it's a hard time of year for you that is perfectly ok.

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  23. 22 Dec 2018

    It's so nice when it rains hard but you are inside with an actual roof and an electric blanket and you don't have to row a dinghy to get to your bedroom

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  24. 22 Dec 2018

    At least we don't have this at the moment 😬

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  25. 18 Dec 2018

    When someone in your department offers free pizza, even free christmas pizza, it is most definitely a trap.

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  26. 18 Dec 2018

    When you come in at 6.30am to do a reaction and there is no dry ice 😭

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  27. 16 Dec 2018

    My favourite part of our saftey induction form, I guess I don't get to channel my inner Rosalind Franklin.

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  28. 15 Dec 2018

    Saw this wall decal and it is accurate!

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  29. 12 Dec 2018

    Well all I can say is I hope I am better at stochiometry than I am at measuring gingerbread, and I hope no one's fumehood actually look like this 😂😂😂

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  30. 11 Dec 2018

    When your supervisor goes away and brings you back a beautiful silk scarf (and some shiney new glassware that's still in the post) 😍

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  31. 10 Dec 2018

    friends! Who has worked with Stannyl-Lithiums? Are they a fun time? Any tips?

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  32. 10 Dec 2018

    Still one of my fav Curious Minds projects ever! Kids, Chemistry and things that smell nice 😍 Are they selling their 'Forever Christmas' oils this year too?

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  33. 9 Dec 2018

    It's always a fun day in the lab when you're super excited to start a new reaction and then after nmr-ing your starting materials realise you need to distill them all 😂😩

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  34. 7 Dec 2018

    Traveling to international conferences is fun, loosing your passport on the way home is not 😭

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  35. 7 Dec 2018

    As much I'm looking forward to going home and getting back to my lab I will definitely miss staying at this place!

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  36. 6 Dec 2018

    Also thanks and for looking after me so well in the absence of my own group x looking forward to the next catchup

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  37. 6 Dec 2018

    Relaxing after a week of with some other natural products before flying back to this evening.

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  38. 6 Dec 2018

    Good morning liver!

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  39. 6 Dec 2018

    Couldn't think of anyone more wonderful or deserving of this award! Congrats Jason

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  40. 6 Dec 2018

    What a way to close with an inspiring, thought provaking, discipline spanning talk from Peter Schreiner probing the big questions in origin of life chemistry 😍

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  41. 5 Dec 2018
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  42. Retweeted
    5 Dec 2018

    First up is Biana Island (/) speaking on her work in amide construction via self-cleaving imides.

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  43. 5 Dec 2018

    A wonderful talk by a wonderful kiwi chemist! Was lovely listening to your work Martin

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  46. Retweeted
    3 Dec 2018

    Well, it's that time of year again, and another photoantimicrobial Christmas tree. Some of the reds/pinks might struggle against Klebsiella, but it's the season of goodwill to all photosensitisers, so they were included!

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  47. 4 Dec 2018

    And prize for the most laughs in a talk goes to at , but in all seriousness great presentation Jason!

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  48. 4 Dec 2018

    Exciting work by in umpolung catalysis allowing selective functionalisation at previously inaccessible positions

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  49. 4 Dec 2018

    Inspiring talk by Dr Lara Malins showing just how powerful synthetic chemistry is in late stage peptide modification

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  50. 3 Dec 2018
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  51. 3 Dec 2018

    Great talk on the use of trophylium ions in synthesis by . Such exciting work that is going to change perspectives on what can be used as a leaving group!

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  52. Retweeted
    3 Dec 2018

    Great plenary from Cather ( ) this morning Materials Conference 18... Girl sperm are "brighter" than boy sperm (spectroscopically anyway), who knew?!

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  53. 3 Dec 2018

    Heard many wonderful talks today but a personal highlight was hearing from on strategy in synthesis. Also thankyou for stating your temperature!!! Room temp is not a thing 😊 🔥

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  54. 2 Dec 2018
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  55. 2 Dec 2018

    Breakfast at Perths best kept secret and a bike ride to check out the local street art to get ready for for a day or and hard core synthesis

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  56. 1 Dec 2018

    Reading everyone's abstracts on the flight to Perth and I am even more excited! So much organic synthesis, so much selectivity, so much radical chemistry, so many amines what more could a girl want 😊 3hrs til landing!

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  57. 30 Nov 2018
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  58. 28 Nov 2018

    How many shoes should I pack for a 6 day conference? I've narrowed it down to 7 😂

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  59. 28 Nov 2018

    Dear Perth Why are you so far away?

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  60. 28 Nov 2018

    Honoured to be featured amongst such an inspiring group of women!

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  61. 27 Nov 2018

    Today's debate Prof:Non-radical cross coupling Me:Radical cross-coupling Prof:Non-radical cross coupling Me:Radical cross-coupling Prof:Non-radical cross coupling Me:Radical cross-coupling

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  62. 27 Nov 2018

    Chemistry meme for today! Enjoy

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  63. 27 Nov 2018

    It's going to be just great solving climate change when so many of the people who are more emotionally invested in fixing this, have been pushed put of science. 😡 This is why we need more woman in STEM and staying in STEM!

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  64. 27 Nov 2018
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  65. 27 Nov 2018

    Naw one of my favourite people in the world has published some awesome chemistry, and they have the most Canadian cover art ever! Read her (and the teams) work here :)

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  66. 26 Nov 2018

    Kiwis thinking inside the box!

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  67. 26 Nov 2018

    Just to celebrate a massive victory and share that with y'all, I wore a white skirt yesterday and didn't spill anything on it!

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  68. 26 Nov 2018
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  69. 25 Nov 2018

    NMR looking extra shiney 😍

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  70. Retweeted

    Joanne Clapcott discusses the new special issue of NZJMFR: Mātauranga Māori: shaping marine and freshwater futures with Jesse Mulligan . Ka mau te wehi!

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  71. Retweeted

    We're ready to fund -led projects (and ideas for projects) looking at local problems in Otago! Tohatoha koa! Please share!

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  72. 24 Nov 2018

    Experimented with making bbq pulled jackfruit today! Can not believe this is a fruit! Even reviewer 2 enjoyed it.

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  73. Retweeted
    23 Nov 2018

    Ladies, if he: - only responds after you double text - doesn't care about your snap streak - performs C-H insertion - cyclopropanates olefins - also reacts to make ylides He's not your man. He's a carbene.

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  74. 23 Nov 2018

    This is a heartbreaking but accurate story on privilege. It's worth making time to read it, for those who struggle, be proud of all your achievements no matter how trivial they seem to others, and for those who recognise their privallge, use it to give opportunity to the unseen.

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  75. 23 Nov 2018
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  76. 23 Nov 2018

    Wooooo what a win whanau, thankyou so much to everyone who took the time to make submissions around the plastic bag bin! We won! Not only are the thin ones out, but those awful new thicker replacements will be out too! Ka pai!

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  77. 23 Nov 2018

    A friend shared this offline and we aren't sure who the artist is but its so beautiful and a good reminder to be thankful for what we have and the people we get to share it with. If you know the artist we would love to know too.

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  78. 22 Nov 2018

    Had a bit of a stressy day so gave myself a Jurassic Park kinder surprise and look! A Triceratops 😍

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  79. 21 Nov 2018

    Having a desk day, which means listening to Elton John and swaying in my chair pretending I'm at his show and somehow I'm still stuff done 🤩

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  80. 20 Nov 2018
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  81. 20 Nov 2018

    So good! Yet also a little heartbreaking :(

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  82. 20 Nov 2018

    Asking for a twitterless friend. They are trying to make 2-nitroresorcinol from resorcinol. They have tried the Sulfuric acid/Nitric acid method, and the method using the Sodium perborate/NaNO2/KHSO4 method and neither are working well/at all respectively.Any tips?

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  83. Retweeted
    20 Nov 2018

    Today is . We hope you'll join us in mourning those we've lost, but also in looking to the future - celebrating, supporting and fighting for the Trans members of our community so that in future years we may have less mourning to do.

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  84. 20 Nov 2018

    Found this photo I took of the liquid Nitrogen at 😍

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  85. 20 Nov 2018
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  86. 19 Nov 2018

    Come on sky, November Rain wasn't written about New Zealand's weather!

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  87. 19 Nov 2018

    This is really cool! What a great way to visualise data and our changing populations. You might like this

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  88. 19 Nov 2018

    Of course she can! I dropped out of school at 14/15, now I'm 25 and doing a PhD in ! No single point in your life can dictate your future and what you are capable of and that includes your school years. As long as you remain curious you're set for being a scientist!

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  89. 19 Nov 2018

    Crazy to wake up to the realization that in exactly 1 year, this chemist will be joining 95 amazing women in STEM fields in Antarctica in the fight against climate change.