I wanted to learn the most up-to-date science from the people who knew the most about it. My lecturers at Reading were also world-class researchers, which meant they were passionate about what they were teaching, and knew how to feed my childhood passion. There was a lightbulb moment in my first year that really drove home that I’d made the right decision. I was sitting in a genetics lecture and I saw how such small things could determine an entire life. What I was studying was complex, fast moving, but vitally important.