Books make Scents, Blogs Don’t

How are we doing boys n girls as the march towards Christmas draws ever closer. I spent this week buying Christmas presents and even picked myself up an early present. A chemistry book titled “The Periodic Table” by Primo Levi. The author is an Italian Jewish chemist and holocaust survivor. I haven’t finished this yet … Continue reading Books make Scents, Blogs Don’t


I Will Never Forget

Here’s wishing everybody a fantastic weekend on this first one of December. The cold is here, the sun has gone and columns await in the lab. Of which I have been doing my up-most best to avoid in favour of recrystallizations but with no luck at all. So Friday I bit the bullet and got … Continue reading I Will Never Forget

Applying to PhD’s

So this week I was able to attend the RSC’s 50th Carbohydrate group meeting. Some good talks, interesting science as well as some not so good talks that I may or may not have dozed off through. It was also a fantastic opportunity for “networking”. This was the kind that involved shots until the early … Continue reading Applying to PhD’s