IN THE summer of 2013, I was six months pregnant and completing a five-week research attachment at the Chinese Institute of Pathogen Biology outside of Beijing.
Weekdays were a blur of experiments, but weekends afforded us some time to enjoy the sights, food and culture.
Dr Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah
Dr Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah is an honorary fellow at Macfarlane Burnet Institute (Melbourne, Australia) and an alum of the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia. She is active in science communication and infectious disease biomedical research. She was the first female Asian champion of FameLab, the world’s longest running science communication competition, in 2018. The writer’s views are her own.