3 years ago I graduated from ETH Zurich and settled in Singapore to start my own research. I still cannot believe I am there. With the internet, social media and the international environment of the university, I could be anywhere. These days, regularly watching the international news, checking in on people, and holding online meetings, the feeling is stronger than ever. Here, we have been scared since end of January; in March, we watched Europe, then the US, and tried to prepare for the situation that is now here as well: staying at home.
Excepting the weather perhaps, there is not much difference between our respective households across the world: new routines have started, as have alternating cycles of stress, frustration and resilience. Professionally, as most groups that carry out experimental research, our scientific output is quite hindered.