Archive for August, 2010

We have to write it all down

If you do not communicate the results of your research, there is really no point in doing it. Not communicating, as in Dilbert’s cartoon earlier this year is an excuse that covers up a lack of performance.

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Great stochastic escapes

Paul Free from the IMRE lab has just had one of these. On his way back from a trek around Everest base camp, the plane he was meant to catch from Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary airport) to Kathmandu turned back on its approach to Lukla and then crashed some 50 km away, with the loss of all on board.
We’re all glad he is back and there will definitely be a few beers to be consumed on my next visit.
Carpe diem


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The knowledge economy

It is all about brains we were told, but now there are insufficient places at University for students. The downturn is starting to bite where it will hurt – voters. Nice piece on the subject in The Independent today.
Ministers continue dispense advice, in the knowledge that they received a free higher education with far easier access.

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New season, end of summer

Summer draws to an end.

The Group’s 5th PhD thesis of the 2009-2010 season is submitted and the lab welcomes Diah Bramono from the Institute of Medical Biology (A*STAR, Singapore) who is over for a research visit. ¬†She joins her colleague Jon Lee, a graduate student at NUS who is here as the last of our short term Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers.

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