Frantically learning some chemistry now so that I can do some biology.
The good news is that its very interesting.
Delighted by this quote from an old 1950’s interview with Maurice Wilkins, Nobel Laureate and the crystallographer partly responsible for the discovery of the structure of DNA, stumbled upon in a BBC archives documentary (Great Scientists in their own words: The Code of Life) : (Imagine this delivered in the clipped accents of the era)
Interviewer: Dr Wilkins, what is it you actually do?
Wilkins: The main thing… in my kind of scientific work… is to fiddle with a thing, go on fiddling with it, and fiddle, fiddle… and keep on fiddling until everyone else has given up.