Application is now open and deadline is 30 Nov 2019. This is a repeat of the successful 2019 workshop about tools for doing crystallography. Only 30 applicants will be accepted so there is plenty of opportunity to interact with the tutors. Apply here. I will be speaking about crystallization again this year.
Fortunately the typhoon did not affect us in Osaka.
I gave the last talk of the symposium. This is a challenging spot to have in any program. You definitely want to stick to your time limit so you don’t make anyone miss their airplane or train home.
Just back from my busman’s holiday in Lausanne, Switzerland where I attended the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists. No, I am not a journalist, but I am interested in science communication.
The conference included visits to laboratories, films, panel discussions, and podcasts. The biggest problem was deciding which of the 60 sessions to attend.
Some of the ones I attended were: Palliative care research: it’s not about dying; Harrassment in science; Fake science; Visual literacy for scientists; Understanding random control trials; The tumor microenvironment; Science in extreme environments; and Reporting on scientific misconduct.
As you can see, it was a varied and interesting program and I got to visit three labs. Yep, that’s my idea of a great vacation.
This is a long-standing summer tradition in our lab—making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. This year’s three flavors were saffran & pistachio, chocolate, and coffee.
The TekNat-sponsored course ran again this year for the 11th time and received a rating of 4.7 (out of 5.0).
The next course will run in Feb-Mar 2020. Sign up by 31 December for it. Space is limited to 14 participants.
Just got back from the ccp4 workshop SEA COAST. I lectured about crystallization strategy and my favorite optimization method, matrix microseeding. Bangkok in January is not a bad idea. I left the Arlanda airport deep in snow, -8°C, and arrived in Bangkok, a pleasant 22°C.