I only started my reserach few months ago. The aim of the research is to investigate and mechanically characterise the components of gluten. I was so excited to start the research because its what i’ve always wanted to do. I was also thinking that in few months, i would have gotten results to talk about. But about 4months into the research, i’m still doing the so called “background” work and extraction of my sample. At this stage, I began to feel that i was not doing anything. A meeting with Prof. Vernon Trafford last friday gave another insight to research. Finding fulfilment in research is not just about getting results but knowing that there will be results at some points and that you are doing what you want to do with the aim of covering a gap (space) in knowledge. It may be in creating new knowledge or giving interpretation to an existing knowledge.