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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Posted by Alejandro Montenegro-Montero at 12:05 PM
Due to some problems with the Blogger platform and for a number of other reasons, we have decided to move into our new blog hosted at Wordpress: The MolBio Hut.
Please update your bookmarks and your RSS feeds as this blog will no longer be updated.
We will continue our work at The MolBio Hut and we hope you follow us there!
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Friday, April 8, 2011
Posted by Alejandro Montenegro-Montero at 5:34 PM
Fantastic. Just great.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Posted by Alejandro Montenegro-Montero at 3:20 PM
A new edition of The MolBio Carnival is now up at Alles was lebt
Check it out now!
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Posted by Alejandro Montenegro-Montero at 6:48 AM
You always hear stories about people that have "the worst PI ever".
These stories almost always start with "the friend of a friend used to work in a lab where the PI..."
Many of these are exaggerations (and even funny in some cases), but in others, some PIs actually do the things you hear about.
I don't want you to get the impression that I think PIs are 'evil'; in fact, many (if not most) of them, are actually fantastic people. They are respectful, generous, honestly interested in your research, almost always available to discuss your results, etc.
In any case, for this poll, I want you to think about the first class of PIs I mentioned.
If you were given the chance to enter one of the following labs, which one would you choose?
Who would you choose as your PI?
In case you don't know who some of these people are, here are some links.
Charles Montgomery Burns
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Posted by Alejandro Montenegro-Montero at 10:30 AM
-DrugMonkey, on a post entitled "The Care and Feeding of Your PI: A tip for grad students and postdocs"
(Image credit)(...) This brings me to the observation that it is not just the case that we evil PIs only train PhD level scientists for technical work. It is also the case that somemany trainees show little evidence that they themselves understand that bench work IS just technical work. If you don't have a conceptual grasp of what you are trying to understand, big picture, you are soooo not ready to be a PI. A scientist, yes indeed, but not a scientist ready to head up an independent research program. You don't get there only by reading papers. You get there by writing. Writing academic text. Whether that be for a dissertation that will only moulder in the library or for a manuscript ready for publication.
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