Labtimes 03/2009 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
News Author identification numbers / Doubtful funding policy / Recently awarded / Fake journals / Chromatin lenses6
OpinionResearch letter from ... Turkey: Beware of Medics Bearing Mobile Phones12
OpinionObservations of The Owl (17): Goodbye, Genes!14
AnalysisAnimal research: The difficult revision of the EU directive on animal experiments16
AnalysisSynthetic biology: Two experts from science and industry talk about synthetic biology: concepts, status quo and visions, as well as dangers and risks20
AnalysisGourmet Genomics (1): High throughput biology is reaching the organisms essential to the production of gourmet food. Part 1 summarises the efforts on cheese and wine.26
Journal Club Leiden/Netherlands: Pacemaking in biological rhythms32
Journal Club Vienna/Austria: Notch signalling in Drosophila34
Journal Club Bratislava/Slovakia: Peptide hormones in insects36
Journal Club Cartoon: One Fine Day in the Lab37
Publication Statistics Parasitology research in Europe38
Publication Statistics Don’t be misled by citation figures! (16): Self-Citations Stink ... but Rarely41
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XVI): Doing a PhD in Finland 42
BiobizSwine flu spurs vaccine makers: Turbo-Serum under way46
BiobizClose-up: The Jellyfish’s Shiny Interior - Aequotech of medieval Ferrara, Italy, is developing molecularly-engineered sensors50
BiobizMore news53
MethodsBench philosophy (18): on badly and well-kept laboratory notebooks54
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Bradford assay reloaded56
ProductsSurvey: Microscopes57
ProductsNew products62
BooksNobels, photographed by Peter Badge63
Humour Cartoon: Superdoc (11)70