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I'm currently reading... White Gold Wielder, Stephen Donaldson

I am mostly listening to... Muse

I am currently... Writing a paper

When I should be... Working harder

I am most looking forward to... The Muse concert on Thursday :)

This weekend I am... probably cooking an Easter dinner for everyone.

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The dance of the polypeptides

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It's difficult to appreciate exactly how geeky Cold Spring Harbor actually is. This is a statue showing RNA being transcribed into a protein. The shiny blobs are meant to be ribosomes, and the gold thing at the end is the finished protein.

minkey says:

Not geeky, just different :-). Not sure which protein from here :-)

29th May 2007, 17:34

paintist says:

pretty fantastic sculpture IMO.....

29th May 2007, 17:36

Dhamaka says:

very pretty geekiness
I'd like to see them for myself

29th May 2007, 17:37

Sprocket says:

how bizarre

29th May 2007, 18:02

It was an impressive statue, but I thought a touch geeky. CSH is full of this kind of art. That and the fact that people queue up to get autographs from James Watson (co-discoverer of DNA and now a eugenics-supporting wazzack) makes the whole place veeery weird.

On the plus side, the conference was beamed live to the local pub, so if you wanted a pint while watching the talks you could go to the boozer rather than sit in the lecture theatre!

31st May 2007, 02:36

minkey says:

Why am I not working in such a place :-( ....

31st May 2007, 07:36

Minkey> You wouldn't want to work there. There's NOTHING to do there, and it's about 5 miles out from the nearest (tiny) town. It's good for conferences though, and the food is great!

I think a lecture theatre to pub link up should be mandatory for all conferences/uni's, although the cancer agency I work for won't even allow socials on the premises.

1st Jun 2007, 01:56

swamprose says:

this sculpture has been making me smile since you put it up. It is just so fabulously awful.

maybe I'm just not a polypeptide person.

1st Jun 2007, 10:08

nige says:

but you do look happy, RAB.

1st Jun 2007, 10:26

FilbertFox says:

It's images like this i need to convince the students science is fun fun fun, with a capital F U N

3rd Jun 2007, 11:37

Spiderbaby says:

Ooh! Ribosomes :) Pub-lecture link sounds a fantastic idea too. Feel I should recognise the protein though... What is it? What is it?

4th Jun 2007, 23:05

crickson says:

I think it's fantastic! We should do something like that...

*Imagines giant nematode statue at Leeds University

5th Jun 2007, 10:02

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