> I'm at the annual meeting of the Protein Society [...]
Thank you, Dr. Gray, for a very interesting and informative post. I
very much enjoy reading first-hand accounts from conferences that I was
not able to attend.
FWIW, your post led me to fantasize of protein-structure determination
becoming so easy & routine that it's done by discount mail-order. Maybe
it will never be THAT routine, but it's a fun thought: cheesy "big sale"
flyers and cheap hard-sell TV ads for formerly-arcane tasks. "Cr-r-razy
Bob's Discount Sequencing -- and we ALWAYS include a FREE Ginzu knife!"
> I used to start my biochemistry course by chopping up a whole marigold
> plant in a Waring blender. [...] Nervous excitement crept over my
> classes when I had a goldfish in a beaker or laboratory mouse in a cage
> up on the front desk next to the blender.
I wish I had taken biochem from you. :-)
Have fun at the conference. Thanks again for an interesting post.
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