Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Yesterday was Matt Meselson's 91st birthday. I have only met him a few times and he wouldn't know me from Adam, but he is a particularly interesting individual I've had the good fortune to converse with. I'm putting out a plea now for a skilled biographer to write his life, because it certainly has been an interesting and impactful one, with scientific work stretching from the early beginnings of molecular genetics to a preprint just recently posted on BioRxiv.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
The title really says it -- London Calling has actually already begun and here I am pretending to write a "before the conference" piece. Of course, since everything is virtual again this year I can actually do this since I haven't watched anything yet nor have seen any tweets -- and the big technology announcement section isn't for a few hours so I have loads of time to write! Sadly, nor have I gone and looked at what I've written before. Nor have I defended these two days very well - my schedule is cluttered with meetings and appointments. So I haven't prepared in any way, shape or form -- but here goes some thoughts.