If a PhD is like a marathon…

I sometime hear that doing a PhD is like doing a marathon. If thats so what tricks from running applies to your PhD? Here’s my attempt at stretching the analogy as thin as possible: It’s your run The most important bit first: this is your run! Many people fret about what their supervisors are (really) […]

Tools and tips for reproducible science from Rich FitzJohn

Rich FitzJohn, a computational biologist and director of puppets, made a very nice slideshow of how to produce reproducible science using a few tools revolving around R. It’s a great read! You can download the slideshow here, but the gist is in this slide I think (which I have stolen from the slideshow, hope it […]

Scientific calculator on the desktop

I love my old TI-83 calculator but it is getting increasingly… well weird. So I was pretty excited to learn that it is possible to setup an emulator of my good old companion on the desktop instead, using a software called Wabbitemu. Here’s what you do: 1. Download Wabbitemu for mac 2. Download a rom-image […]

Near-haploid and haploid cell lines

Haploid mammalian cell lines are useful for forward genetics experiments, the idea being that new phenotypes (ie induced by mutations or knock-out) would be exposed immediately. I haven’t been able to find good lists of such cell lines, so instead I have compiled a non-exhaustive list here. Very few are available, even though haploid cancers […]

Old-school cool flow

Check out this old-school image from a flow cytometry experiment: It’s from an 1991 article, back when it must have payed off being handy with glue and scissors. 0

Citat om døden

Citat fra Michel de Montaigne: “Go out of this world as you entered it. The same passage that you made from death to life, without feeling or fright, make it again from life to death. Your death is part of the order of the universe; it is part of the life of the world. Our […]

Géricault’s portrætter af de sindsyge

Jeg skulle holde et 5 minutter oplæg på et kursus forleden. Emnet var frit så jeg valgte at vise de 5 overlevende billeder Théodore Géricault malede for Étienne-Jean Georget i 1820’erne: Billederne er taget fra denne side: Portrait’s of the Insane, på SmartHistory. 0

Er KBU lodtrækningen tilfældig?

Den halvårlige lodtrækning om turnus-pladserne er netop overstået. Som altid er der nok at sludre om – hvem har fået gode og dårlige numre? Kan man få et ”godt” turnus forløb? Og er lodtrækningen nu også foregået tilfældigt? Det sidste spørgsmål er jo lidt sjovt. Så lad os prøve at finde ud af det. På […]

Et kig på første halvdel af Superliga sæson 2012/13

Siden denne fodbold sæson er starter har jeg fulgt lidt med i hvilke mål der er blevet scoret og hvordan. Nu da første halvdel af sæsonen er ovre, og der er scoret 345 mål, kan jeg så småt begynde at kigge lidt på hvad der egentlig skal til for at score et mål. Hvornår bliver […]