Scientist as trucker

Scientist as trucker

Last Wednesday, I drove to Manhattan to pick up an Illumina GAIIx gene sequencing machine (Fig. 1). Arguably, I have never written a sentence less probable. I hardly sequence DNA by the kilo-base, let alone by the giga-base, and driving…

A wee dram of data

A wee dram of data

What do you call a woman who drinks too much? … … A dram queen. OK ok, sorry, couldn’t resist, on with the tales of lab dram. This week, I slipped the traces of the computer and pulled the lab…

Measure for measure

Measure for measure

This week, I have been measuring. This sounds as though I have been holding up a ruler to measure how high my plants have grown, or perhaps putting a dozen leaves on a balance. But no, I am using a…

Red bands of courage

Red bands of courage

A short and maybe sweet account of further doings at MBL

Marine Biological Laboratory

Marine Biological Laboratory

In which my sojourn at MBL commences.

Dosed!

Dosed!

The debut of fat roots.

Submergence in agar

Submergence in agar

Where a successful experimental system dawns…

Sept 24 A uniform surprise

Sept 24 A uniform surprise

In which I extol the excellence of the Silver Queen

Sept 17 Silver Queen

Sept 17 Silver Queen

In which I describe experiences had watching the grass grow.

November 6th  Segmentations

November 6th Segmentations

Don’t worry — except for a mutter in the first paragraph, this post is not political. It is about segments. Plant stem segments. Safe for troubled psyches.