Last year I was at a dinner symposium where EJ Corey gave a brilliant impromptu talkbefore a toast. It was a captivating speech all about how things have rapidly changedover the span of his 80+ years.The take home message was that change is natural and you can either embrace itand adapt or be left behind.Im no fortune teller but it is clear to me that blogging is here to stay and is gatheringmomentum. The purpose of this blog is to give you a no holds barred, behind thescenes look into our science. This blog will, hopefully, be like an open ﬂask.
Outreach(the existence of the word “chemophobia” is our fault)
A dilution was made somewhere between1:2000 and 1:500 because our 1ul pipettor is crap Crystals were obtained by the“I forgot the ﬂask in the fume hood” technique. This work was made possible by EPSRC Grant #1234& eBay from where we scrounged parts to repair our ancient apparatus
start a blog - news, group meeting discussion,explaining papers, lit update, sharing slidesgroup twitter account - “rotating account”embrace discussion on internetSuggestions1 time in a month - lit(internet) update
Links:Why scientists should use social media:https://peerj.com/preprints/16/ (The role of twitter in the life cycle of a scientiﬁc publication)http://deepseanews.com/2010/08/what-is-twitter-and-why-scientists-need-to-use-it/http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2012/01/15/how-could-twitter-inﬂuence-science-and-why-scientists-are-on-board/http://compassblogs.org/blog/2012/04/30/twitter-and-why-scientists-should-bother/http://colinschultz.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/why-scientists-shouldnt-be-afraid-of-blogging-and-social-media/http://mrepidemiology.com/2012/01/23/twitter-for-scientists-or-how-a-procrastination-tool-can-be-useful-part-1/Dissemination and outreach:http://altmetric.comhttp://www.reddit.com/r/chemistry/http://blogs.scientiﬁcamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/06/04/scientists-do-outreach-or-your-science-dies/http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorDaveatYork/videosMispractice in science:http://retractionwatch.wordpress.comhttp://copy-shake-paste.blogspot.nlDiscussion, debate:http://blog-syn.blogspot.nlhttp://raphazlab.wordpress.comhttp://raphazlab.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/stripy-timeline/http://pubpeer.comhttp://pubpeer.com/publications/5FF53E410A9B65348D98301B32B122Fun - overlyhonestmethods:http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/jan/10/scientists-twitter-methodshttp://blogs.scientiﬁcamerican.com/doing-good-science/2013/01/23/reasonably-honest-impressions-of-overlyhonestmethods/http://nos.nl/op3/artikel/460635-wetenschappers-doen-boekje-open-overlyhonest-methods.htmlJob Market:http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i8/Real-Time-Community.htmlhttp://cenblog.org/grand-central/2013/05/chemclub/http://www.koniev.comhttp://chemjobber.blogspot.nl/2013/01/interview-pierre-morieux-chemdraw-wizard.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03WNbvZLDkk&fmt=22Crowdfunding:http://blogs.nature.com/soapboxscience/2013/05/03/crowdfunding-another-form-of-science-outreachhttp://www.physicstoday.org/resource/1/phtoad/v66/i4/p23_s1?bypassSSO=1http://www.petridish.orghttps://www.microryza.comhttp://www.rockethub.com/projects/11106-crowdsourcing-discoveryhttp://www.rockethub.com/projects/11806-autism-and-protein-markershttp://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubiome-sequencing-your-microbiome