Monday, January 26, 2015
|my boys, just hanging out together :)|
Sometimes Sunday just comes and goes without registering ... well, of course it didn't. It was full of family stuff as usual, with an inspiring trip to Evergreen's Emerging Talent gallery reception and film festival (more info here) thrown in for good measure.
I had two pieces published on Accelerating Proteomics and one in the new Inside Biobanking blog.
- Epitheliod Sarcoma Proteome Reveals Molecular Alterations, where researchers compared normal surrounding tissue with tumor to see what differs. By doing this, scientists can get a lot of information on what is altered in cancer cells, thereby gaining useful ideas for developing treatments.
- Multi-parameter Spectral Scoring Improves Peptide Identification in Shotgun Proteomics - this was a software review, written about algorithms, data analysis and whatnot for proteomics, the study of proteins. I understood it when I wrote it, is all I can say. Each paper I read on proteomics pushes my knowledge of this fascinating subject along a little further - it's interesting to note that, had I stayed in research, my work would probably be heading along these methodologies.
- Biobanks and Donors: How to Understand What is Understood looks at the process by which informed consent is established for donors supplying biomaterials for onward research. It's a big subject and a fascinating one, so it was interesting to find out how much goes into designing consent forms these days.
In addition, I spent an enjoyable Friday morning interviewing Fred Soofi at his newly refurbished restaurant, Pasta Polo for a business review to publish in February.
As another project, I've also been working on marketing copy and thinking up ideas for presenting a portfolio as a way for a business to network to new clients.
and I was the subject of this post, beautifully written by Roma to announce my employment with Talk Science To Me (wahoo!).
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
|moving at light speed ...|
Apparently, after Epiphany it's very non-you to wish a happy new year ...
This week's scribbles are science writing through and through.
- A Bone to Pick: the Proteomics of Zebra Fish Skeletal Development - all about validating the suitability of zebra fish for studying bone development in vertebrates per se.
- Examining the Phosphatase Interactome with Affinity Proteomics - complicated protein-protein interactions with a very pretty illustration to bend your neurons.
There has been a lot of writing and social media-ing behind the scenes (not that social media is behind the scenes at all), so I haven't just been slumped behind my desk for the past two weeks. It has however, been a bit frustrating waiting for review paper pitches to be accepted - the approval process is a bit, er sluggish - so I have been feeling a leetle thwarted as this is where a big chunk of my income comes in from.
It will pick up and then I will be feeling a lot less thwarted and a lot more frantic. C'est la vie.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
|the next work-in-progress awaiting me, as in it's not in progress currently|
A couple of posts this week to brag about; one, a nifty technique for proteomics sample prep - "On-bead Digestion for Interactome Profiling — Breast and Kidney Cancer", and the other a local business review for The V3H - "Saint St. Grill: Your Post-Christmas Treat".
And a Call for Artists for the Blackberry Artist's Society - "Port Moody Artist Co-op: Call for Members 2015"
And that is all (that has been published)!