8th Cell Cyclist Newsletter

B2UzV4VIUAA6yj_Just before leaving for a weekend at the ‘2015 KI Neuroscience PhD Ski Conference’ in Norway I’d like to share with you a new round of science-related resources:

1. Let’s start with two interesting special issues in Frontiers Genetics/Oncology on molecular cancer mechanisms and therapeutic implications: “Cancer-associated defects in the DNA damage response: drivers for malignant transformation and potential therapeutic targets.” and “Molecular mechanisms of cellular stress responses in cancer and their therapeutic implications.”
http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/2492 and http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/1922

2. According to a study in PlosOne writing a grant proposal takes on average 116 PI hours. I wonder if PI hours are longer or shorter than PhD or Postdoc hours. However the time spent writing was not related to whether the grant was funded – ‘To Apply or Not to Apply: A Survey Analysis of Grant Writing Costs and Benefits’ http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0118494

3. For all of you doing flow cytometry, BD provides an excellent resource on optimal buffer conditions and antibody concentrations for a range of surface markers and intracellular staining. http://cytobank.org/facselect/

4. Finally upon request and since I couldn’t find anything on the internet, the code for a very basic ImageJ macro to crop a cell tracked from live-cell imaging into a separate stack. Good for analysis or simply to show a representative cell. (As WordPress doesn’t support upload of all file types I had to paste the code into a word document. Just copy&paste into a text file and change the file ending to *.ijm for ImageJ macros.)


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