Category Archives: lab management

Sezen & Sensibility: Lab dynamics & the promotion of (ir)responsible conduct of research

The chemistry tubes have been abuzz lately with the ongoing saga of the Bengu Sezen misconduct investigation. For excellent coverage, go check out ChemBark’s posts. It is a disturbing tale of years of data fabrication, fraud, sabotage, evasion, and perjury … Continue reading

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Feedback on LIMS?

I promise I have a real post that is oh-so-close to being finished. But for the moment, you have to bear with a bit of shameless crowd-sourcing. In my current postdoc lab, organization and tracking of reagents and supplies is … Continue reading

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Method Madness

I know. Things have been a bit quiet over here. But that’s to be expected during transitionary phases.That’s right. I¬†finally wrapped things up at the old, unhappy postdoc place and have started the new, shiny postdoc. I will have more … Continue reading

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Of mice and the noob

A parable of why you damn well better follow the paper trail. Continue reading

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