the adventures of baymate

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You take out your scissors and start cutting. (A photo of baymate working on supplemental figure 12 of Ward et al., PNAS 2007.) To be honest, we didn’t know what to make of the final arts & crafts product, a floppy ABC transporter that can be shifted into various conformations, each of which is suppose…

Resurection of My Super Duper Theory?

Wow, last week was memorable. Not only did I sign my contract with the University of Toronto, but it appears as if my super duper theory that I thought I had killed, might have been resuscitated. To remind you, the last time I wrote about my trials and tribulations, I thought that I had ruled…

Quick Message

Hello world. Once upon a time, I had a laptop. As time went on, its hard drive filled up with pdfs, music files and an enormous (well, relatively enormous) operating system. This pattern of exponential expansion continued for a few years until, the imbalance between data and storage capacity, just like the overpopulation of the…

Update

I’ll type something for you quickly as I have a couple of minutes. This week has been a little crazy. I’ve been preparing my talk in Montreal and gearing up to perform a major experiment, some old school bucket biochemistry. Baymate performed a similar experiment using dog pancreas, and I need to repeat the protocol…

What have you been up to lately?

Sorry about the paucity of posts. I’ve been running around lately. Friday right after the Origin of Life Symposia we took off for NYC. After a day of mental stimulation, including stops at the Whitney and the Met to hear Janine Jansen play Bach and an incredible Schnittke String Trio, we raced back to Boston…

I’m excited, baymate and I will be off to Radcliffe to attend a symposium entitled, The Origins of Life: The Earth, the Solar System, and Beyond. In related news I learned from Corie that over the next year, Craig Venter will be a visiting scholar with Harvard’s Origins of Life initiative.

Oh dear

Baymate just freaked-out over that bio-rad PCR clip that’s been making the rounds. If you really want to see it, look beneath the fold.

Unreshaven – the battle rages on

Forget about all the crazy conspiracy theories about why Hillary won (such as the Deibold theory, the white poor vs black candidate theory, the who is on top of the list theory, the Chris Matthews revulsion theory, the Hillary preconceived teary-eyed pro-sympathy theory) – the real issue is whether reshaven should be counted as a…

Unreshaven

No I’m not going to write about the NH primary. I’ll just say that I’m surprised that Hillary won, and I’m glad that the NH and Iowa votes canceled eachother out. In the end the Democratic nomination will be decided by the more populous states (as it should be). Let’s get on to more important…

The lab as toy factory

Yesterday, a postdoc from a neighbouring lab came by to hand over an aliquot of antibodies to baymate. Here’s what happened: me: it looks like Santa came early this year. friendly neighborhood postdoc: Well actually my PI would be Santa. I’m more of a reindeer. baymate: Nah, you’re an elf. Remember, it’s the elves that…