Labtimes 03/2007 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
OpinionObservations of The Owl (6): Take My Genome12
ELSO-SpecialThe European Life Scientist Organization (ELSO) ­ recent history, future prospects14
ELSO-SpecialHow to create a thriving environment for science in Europe18
ELSO-SpecialThe status of women in the European life sciences - grounds for optimism20
ELSO-SpecialLife science research in Eastern Europe ­ a view from Poland24
ELSO-SpecialScientific career development in Europe ­ a helping hand25
ELSO-SpecialThe ELSO congress ­ filling a gap26
Analysis(Not only) PhD Careers/The Starting Independent Researcher Grants of the European Research Council (ERC)30
Journal ClubLausanne/CH T-cell activation against cancer cells34
Journal ClubEdinburgh/SCO A key protein in colon cancer development36
HumourOne fine day in the lab (2): A "criminal" gene37
BiobizWith Roland Kreutzer, Managing Director of Alnylam Europe (Kulmbach, Germany) 42
BiobizThe Bizarre World of Health Care (3): Counting Peas45
ProductsProduct Survey: Microarray Spotters47
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Homemade protocol for DNA-extraction51
MethodsBench philosophy (7): Discovering brain activity with Near Infrared Spectroscopy52
BooksFrancis Crick. Discoverer of the Genetic Code. By Matt Ridley54
BooksSeeds - Time Capsules of Life. By Rob Kesseler and Wolfgang Stuppy55
ProductsNew products56
HumourCartoon: Gene Royale (7)62