Education, Life, Quotes

“What was true yesterday may no longer be true today. What is true today might not necessarily be true tomorrow.”

“La vérité d’hier n’est pas celle d’aujourd’hui. La vérité d’aujourd’hui, n’est pas forcément celle de demain.”

– Jean-Claude Mira, professeur de biologie 1995
Amphithéâtre Claude Bernard, Université Paris 5 René Descartes.

These are words of wisdom from my biology teacher back in 1995, when I was a first year med student. This struck a chord with me and till this day I am applying this principle to anything I learn or unlearn.
– To all the badass teachers we encounter in our lives, THANK YOU!!

“What was true yesterday…


“Although we’re not the first ones to find bacteria that can break down phthalates, we were the first ones to look into our local river and find a possible solution to a local problem. We have not only shown that bacteria can be the solution to plastic pollution, but also that being open to uncertain outcomes and taking risks create opportunities for unexpected discoveries.”
– Jeanny Yao

“Einstein once said, ‘You can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking you used when you created them.’ If we’re making plastic synthetically, then we think the solution would be to break them down biochemically.”
– Miranda Wang