bps 2010 summary

February 23, 2010 at 9:29 am | | conferences

I’ve been attending the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in SF for the last several days. My first BPS meeting, and I’m enjoying it. Of course, my favorite part is seeing old friends: Ilya, Olgen, Julie, Polly, Stirling, Ahmet, Maxime, Stefanie, and more! I even ran into Max Berkowitz, who taught me stat mech at Chapel Hill.

The talks are generally really good and interesting. Unfortunately, a lot of the popular sessions have been so crowded that people sit on the floor in the aisle and people stand out into the hallway. I suppose that’s better than an empty room, but maybe expandable rooms could have been an option. And sooo many posters! Literally thousands every day! It’s really nice to see a lot of people scanning a majority of the poster presentations.

I haven’t really been following the BPS bloggers, because there’s not a lot of wifi in the Moscone Center; but I have been enjoying the tweets.

more self-promotion: defense and review

February 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm | | news

First, a review of mine was just accepted:

Lord, S. J.; Lee, H. D.; Moerner, W. E. Perspective: Single-Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging of Biomolecules in Living CellsAnal. Chem. 2010, accepted.

Also, I successfully defended my PhD last week. :)

To be a scientist…

February 13, 2010 at 9:20 am | | nerd

A wonderful XKCD for Valentine’s Day:

New Rule

February 6, 2010 at 2:10 am | | conferences, literature

Ubiquitous subjects are ubiquitous in chemistry.  If a compound, protein, reaction, etc. really is ubiquitous, then it is likely widespread enough that you don’t have to inform everyone of its ubiquity.

hard-core sugar balls

February 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm | | literature, nerd

Andrew alerted me to this awesome title:


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