University of Tasmania

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Name: Bianca Deans

Course: PhD Candidate Plant Chemistry, Bachelor of Science – Chemistry

Bianca Deans had no idea she would end up pursuing a career in science, having originally anticipated an arts degree.

“I went through high school and college liking science a bit… but I really liked visual arts, so I did pre-tertiary art, and that was my fun subject…” she said.

After finding scientific influences creeping into her art, Bianca eventually settled on studying a Bachelor of Science. Her combined love of arts and science, as well as bushwalking, led her to her PhD looking at the chemistry of endemic Tasmanian plants.

But there’s always room for art. “While I still do art in my spare time, I find that chemistry and my science degree allowed for that artistic side.”

Read Bianca’s story 


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