No – I’ve not met any of my fellow scientists before – well not knowingly ! I knew a few of the scientists in other zones – that’s what makes it good you get to “meet” other scientists and I’m glad we’ve got some who know bio/chemistry since I know none of that !!
No, we applied for this thing and were picked. Then we were put into a totally random zone. I know about 8 other scientists taking part though. A couple were friend before this and I met another few from doing this – we are all at York University together. There are 4 of us (me, Mark from Are we Too clean, Tom from Imaging and Louise from Neon!).