Our friend Nina Wedell is interviewed in Current Biology. Dave first met Nina when he was the tea-boy at the Phylogenetics and Ecology conference at the Natural History Museum in the summer of 1991 (both of us were child prodigies of course). Happy memories of sitting outside the Anglesea Arms in South Kensington, being pestered by wasps who liked the Adnams almost as much as I did. If memory serves, I think that was also when I first met Laurent Keller.
Please go here to read Nina’s thoughts on her science and evolutionary biology more broadly: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2815%2901176-8
Dave fully concurs with Nina’s thoughts on reading, reading, reading!