A must! November 22, SR , Life Sciences building. Details on Rapha-z-lab
I will be on a plane… …somewhat annoying as I wanted to hear Rachel talk about surfaces and cells, which for me is one of the most fascinating interfaces (no pun) in science.
My views on the future of the forum and “Centres” in the new scheme of things is fairly simple. If a community is vibrant then it will continue with little effort and, importantly, throw up new leaders every 4-6 years. If a community does not exist and/or depends entirely on one person then why should it hold meetings? So I guess this means that someone should step into Raphael’s shoes in in the next 12-24 months.
As for LINSET, there is no budget, but it is a useful vehicle, so we might as well keep the badge. Re-badging and shifting deck chairs takes time an effort, better spent on other activities. The Bionano activities can for the next three years be held under the umbrella (aka tea, coffee and biscuits) of the Department of Structural and Chemical Biology.