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Winds of Change blow again
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Musik Warz?
Friday, December 3, 2010
November (10)

Summary Statements
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SfN The meH...REDUX - OMG FTW!
Thursday, November 18, 2010

SfN Banter: The Review
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SfN Day 3 (yeah, late again)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

They Love me in San Diego!
Monday, November 15, 2010

SfN Day 2 (also late)
Sunday, November 14, 2010

SfN Day 1 (late)
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Office Space
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boot Force
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time for BANTER!
Monday, November 1, 2010
October (9)

My House
Sunday, October 31, 2010

SfN the Meh...WTF!?
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lola, or A Tale of Delightful Surprise
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This one's for Odyssey
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Meandering Scholar meanders once more
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Donors Choose do they?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hey, Ho, the Witch is Dead...
Monday, October 11, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I wonder...what if...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
September (5)

Dear Barista...
Thursday, September 30, 2010

I hate sports
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Grantsmanship - skill or gift?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Classic Sting?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What I know now? You're not that special.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
August (8)

Wait. You are not the boss.
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Did you find what you were looking for?
Monday, August 23, 2010

Smoke Break?
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Crash, Bang,, click, boom
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Injury Re-re-post
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Don't tag me Bro!
Friday, August 6, 2010

Remember that time you called a Laureate a twat?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Here I am!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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I am scientist by training, inclination and temperament. However, this is a blog, not a lab. The title reflects my passion for hyperbole, so don't take me too seriously. I don't. I was a technician in a physiology lab, got my PhD in molecular genetics and neuroscience, was a postdoctoral fellow in biophysics and now am a Project Manager in a Clinical Science/Biomedical Informatics institute. I am a scientific jack-of-all-trades, and very happy because of it. I write about science that catches my eye, making the transition away from the lab bench, and the slightly odd and moist boundary where science culture meets the public. I am an Englishman by birth, an American by temperament and if I were you I wouldn't lend me money.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This is exactly what you want to see on your R01 Summary Statement....

Significance: 1
Investigator(s): 2
Innovation: 1
Approach: 2
Environment: 1

Overall Impact:
This is an outstanding revised proposal addressing a treatment void for the important and prevalent [redacted public health concern]...

As much fun as this is seeing the "Strengths" list multiple bullets. And as good even as that, the "Weaknesses" for the most part blank or just identifying previously highlighted issues you raised in the text anyway.


Indeed, I cry "Fucking Win"*!

*Note - I was only a minor player of this, but had a good deal of input on editing and structuring certain sections. Therefore I am basking in reflected pride and the knowledge that at least a couple of my team and friends have jobs for the next four years.

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Genomic Repairman
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Tideliar FTW.  Congrats buddy.

Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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W00t!!!! Congrats, dude!

Dr. O
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Cheers guys :)

We knew we'd done well when the scores came back a month or so a go. But it's great seeing the reviewers write nice things about the ideas and people, instead of the usual critical teardown.

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Reflected glory is awesome :)

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w00t indeed! I got a hug from the PI last week and a "we wouldn't have got this without your help"

made me feel all...something inside. What's that feeling you get when good things happen? Happiness or something..

Thomas Joseph
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Tideliar: Did you drag the "Investigator(s)" score down? :P


Prabodh Kandala
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
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W00t indeed!

The Founding Mothers
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BingBingBingBing. CrackJackpot!

Good effort, Sir. I shall now attempt to bathe in the refractions of your reflected glory. Mmmmmm, denser media.

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@TJ: Alas I can't be blamed for this one. As non-faculty I'm not eligible to be a PI or Co-I on any grant. I am but a line item in my group budget...

@PK: Thanks

@NC: another w00t! pwnd!

@TFM: who you callin' dense?


Pascal Wallisch
New York University
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The Founding Mothers
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Tideliar said:

@TFM: who you callin' dense?


I'm guessing you're still saturated with alcohol from the SfN. Positively homeopathic dilutions, I hope.


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@pascal: went from 32 all the way down to 3 for the resubmission :)

@TFM: Been drinking a lot of that new QED Homeopathic vodka recently!

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