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Arjun Raj
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Notes from Frontiers in Biophysics conference in Paros, episode 1 (pilot): Where's the beef in biophysics?
Long blog post hiatus, which is a story for another time. For now, I’m reporting from what was a very small conference on the Frontiers of Biophysics from Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean, organized by Steve Quake and Rob Phillips. The goals of the confe...
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How to train a postdoc? - by Uschi Symmons
- by Uschi Symmons A couple of weeks ago I was roped into a twitter discussion about postdoc training, which seemed to rapidly develop into a stalemate between the parties: postdocs, who felt they weren't getting the support and training they wanted and nee...
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Figure scripting and how we organize computational work in the lab
Saw a recent Twitter poll from Casey Brown on the topic of figure scripting vs. "Illustrator magic", the former of which is the practice of writing a program to completely generate the figure vs. putting figures into Illustrator to make things look the way ...
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Can we measure science?
I was writing a couple grants recently, some with page limits and some with word limits. Which of course got me thinking about the differences in how to game these two constraints. If you have a word limit, you definitely don’t want to use up your limit on ...
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Can we measure science?
I was writing a couple grants recently, some with page limits and some with word limits. Which of course got me thinking about the differences in how to game these two constraints. If you have a word limit, you definitely don’t want to use up your limit on ...
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A system for paid reviews?
Some discussion on the internet about how slow reviews have gotten and how few reviewers respond, etc. The suggestion floated was paid review, something on the order of $100 per review. I have always found this idea weird, but I have to say that I think rev...
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#overlyhonestauthorcontributions
_ toiled over ridiculous reviewer experiments for over a year for the honor of being 4th author. _ did all the work but somehow ended up second author because the first author "had no papers". _ told the first author to drop the project several times ...
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Just another Now-that-I'm-a-PI-I-get-nothing-done day
Just had another one of those typically I-got-nothing-done days. I’m sure most PIs know the feeling: the day is somehow over, and you’re exhausted, and you feel like you’ve got absolutely nothing to show for it. Like many, I've had more of these days than I...
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