Science

Systems Genetics of Cancer 2017

20 researchers, hundreds of opinions, no powerpoint – yes, it’s been that time of the year again: Systems Genetics of Cancer rocked London.

We hadn’t found a nice Cambridge college like last year and had to make do with a newly built place full of colorful floors next to Kings Cross. Thank you, Crick, for hosting us. Continue reading

Career, Science

It’s always good to hear the Boss say nice things …

In case you couldn’t get enough of this Future Leader buzz … here is the official Cancer Research UK blog about it:

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/research-features/2016-11-15-future-leaders-and-a-lifetime-in-drug-development-our-research-prizes

And this is Simon Tavare, the director of my Institute, nominating me while carefully avoiding to say my name.

Maybe the people who did the interview thought it might save money and time should someone else with a very similar profile ever  be nominated by Simon in the future and they could just reuse the video:

THANK YOU, Simon!

Florian

Career, Science

Look what I got for my birthday: a plastic C. Thank you, CRUK!

Last week was my birthday.

Thank you! Very kind of you.

No, I don’t mind you asking: I turned 29.

Yes, 29.

Yes … just like last year.

Yes … and the year before that.

How about we change the subject, if you don’t mind. Any other questions?

What did I  get for my birthday?

Well, books mostly.

I always get books.

I got so many this time, it will be hard to read them all before my next birthday.

Yes,  that will also be my 29th. Stop asking!

Anything else? Oh, yes, now that you mention it. I also got a plastic C.

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