Labtimes 06/2009 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
NewsFake conferences / Image manipulation / Recently awarded / Strategical plans from the European research area board (ERAB) / Genes from junk6
OpinionResearch letter from ...England: The Cat is Boss12
OpinionObservations of The Owl (20): Valuable Vestiges14
AnalysisLife Sciences in Luxembourg (1) Not long ago Luxembourg didn’t even have a university, now the small country wants to make it big in health sciences and biomedicine16
AnalysisLife Sciences in Luxembourg(2) Rudi Balling, new director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, talks about why Luxembourg is a great place to pursue a systemic approach to life sciences18
AnalysisIs the grass really greener in foreign pastures?20
AnalysisScientific misconduct - Honesty is a virtue but how far will some scientists go for success?24
Journal ClubBergen/Norway Role of a novel compartment in post-ER trafficking28
Journal ClubLjubljana/Slovenia New techniques for fast bacterial transformations30
Journal ClubCantabria/Spain Regulation of limb morphogenesis32
HumourOne fine day in the lab: Haggis Assay33
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XIX) - Doing a PhD (or more) in Spain34
Publication StatisticsPlant and animal ecology in Europe40
Publication StatisticsDon’t be misled by citation figures! (19): Confusing Consortia43
BiobizInterview with Jean-Sébastien Cleiftie, investment manager, on tax-advantaged funds for start-ups46
BiobizAcademic sponsorship - How reticent are European universities about exploring opportunities for private funding?48
BiobizClose-up: Perfoming biotechnology on the banks of the Adriatic Sea - Women at work at Italian start-up Bioaesis (Jesi/Ancona)52
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: The free alignment programme STRAP55
MethodsBench philosophy (21): Patch clamp guidelines56
ProductsProduct survey: Protein expression systems58
ProductsNew products64
BooksLottery for readers: Unravel a brainteaser and win a marvellous wall calendar!65
BooksThe Cambridge Companion to “The Origin of Species”. By M. Ruse & R. J. Richards (Eds.) / The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor. By Colin Tudge / Experimental Heart. By Jennifer Rohn66
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (15)74