My time at PHE in numbers

I’m leaving PHE today, and thought I would try and reflect on my time spent here, and one way of doing that is to put some numbers on things. None of the below should be taken as an official PHE statistic 🙂

Number of years – 8

Number of organisational names – 2

Number of cups of tea – 7520

Number of visits to The Chandos – 192

Number of pints consumed at the Chandos – 576

Money spent at The Chandos – £2304

Number of tuna salads for lunch – 720

Number of chips, cheese and beans for lunch – 480

Number of times I made a dear friend – lots!

Number of times I lost a dear friend – 1

Number of E. coli sequenced – 1500 (on my watch)

Number of Salmonella sequenced – >25000

Number of Salmonella outbreaks – 25 (see above disclaimer)

Number of times it was eggs – almost always 😉 (see above disclaimer)

Number of PhDs gained – 1

Number of departments/units/sections worked in – 6

Number of times main department has changed names – 3

Number of fiancees met – 1

Number of times someone rudely went to sleep on me in a training session – 1

Number of MSc/BSc/placement students supervised – 8

Number of times student started crying – 1

Number of times I started crying – 1

Number of tweets sent – 7271

Number of times I was called the egg man – too many

Number of times I wish I didn’t work in an open plan office – 2880

Number of times I was glad I worked in an open plan office – 6 (maybe)

Number of papers published – 15 (2 pre-prints)

Average length of paper titles published with Claire – 15

Average length of paper titles published without Claire – 12

Number of times I was told off for communicating on twitter – 2

Number of times that same communication led to Genome Biology paper – 1

Number of blog posts published – 54

Number of blog page views – 30113

Number of lines of python written (still extant) – 81293

Proportion of that involved in converting one file format to another? – 98%

Number of lines of python written (still in use) – 10% of total?

 

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