Friday, January 12, 2018

What do you want to talk about this year?

Over at the academic science blog xykademiqz, they are doing "Blog Delurking Week." I think that's a great idea, so I am copying that.

If you are a reader but not a commenter, please take a little time and tell us a little about yourself. Also, this would be a good place to request posts or changes to the site. Happy 2018! 


  1. I am a big fan of your blog. Thanks to keep it running. Lots of valuable information given from courteous and smart bloggers.
    My undergrad was in Biochemistry, followed by a MSc mainly in Cell Biol. From there, meanwhile writing my MSc thesis, I worked in a tissue engineering lab as a research associate and stayed there for a couple of years. Work was great, people were smart and nice but I got the "PhD Vocational Call". I truly loved biochem, cell biology and tissue engineering but I wanted to explore biology from a chemical perspective.
    Thus, I aimed for a chemistry department in a good standing university, as far as possible from my hometown to learn about a new culture. Without having touched chemistry for around 8 years and, as a non-native English speaker, a steep learning curve it was! It resulted in the completion of a second master in the chem department, and then, I "PhDed" in the same department.
    I have a wide range of interests with a soft spot for research and teaching in the fields of chemistry and biology.
    Happy New Year to all of you.

  2. I am a regular reader. I obtained a PhD from a large Midwestern university and went directly to industry. I have worked for two large pharma companies for the past 20 years performing the organic synthesis of compounds labeled with stable and radioactive isotopes. I have been through many downsizings with one having a big direct impact on my job. I enjoy keeping up with the job market to be ready for the next job cut.

  3. I'm an assistant professor at an R1 university. I enjoy the blog for a few reasons: I get a small glimpse of life outside academia, I get to hear from younger and older colleagues on how they're doing at other institutions, and I get to learn little chemistry tidbits from time to time.