Lake District Calligraphy Courses

Not our usual kind of News Item, but clearly of interest if you want to hone your artistic tallents:

Art Nouveau Lettering Italic Calligraphy.

On scientific censorship and ‘bitchiness’

My first paper was published in 1977, and despite many fights with referees they were mediated by committed and intellectually fair Editors (especially in the controversial field of bioenergetics); thus I suffered not a single rejection until ca 1995. This occurred when a paper we had submitted to the then European Journal of Biochemistry, following […]

David Broomhead: a brief ‘in memoriam’

I learned on Friday of the very sad and untimely death of my good friend David Broomhead. I first came upon Dave’s name when Roy Goodacre and I were working on neural networks in Aberystwyth, and discovered that the Radial Basis Function neural network method that Dave had co-invented [1] […]

Why I am boycotting the journal “Blood”

 

Most academics are used to the rough and tumble of the reviewing of their papers and grant applications, and recognise that it is not without a stochastic element (or worse). Consequently, we occasionally feel – and probably are – hard done by. We are certainly used to being rejected by some of the ‘generalist’ […]

First New Year Blog

A celebratory New Year’s blog.

Back to Full-time research

Enjoying my first week back as a full-time researcher. One paper accepted, two others with referees. New blogsite here.

Douglas Kell named Fellow of AAAS

Professor Douglas Kell has been elected to the prestigious body, which is an honour bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Professor Kell is one of fewer than 50 UK scientists of nearly 8,000 Fellows recorded on the AAAS website to hold this honour.

For more information see the AAAS Press Release.

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Learned Society of Wales

April 2012: Congratulations to Professor Douglas Kell on his election to Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

Baby Dylan!

8th February 2010 – Kathleen Carroll gave birth to Baby Dylan!!

Molecular Biotechnology Group

We are pleased to announce the formation of the ‘Molecular Biotechnology Group’ (MBG) − a partnership between the Manchester Centre for Systems Biology (MCISB) and the Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture (CoEBio3). The new group will headed by Dr. Farid Khan of FLS and has funding from Lonza through the Lonza […]