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I have no idea of how you found this blog but I am so glad you did!

This is a scientist’s blog born in 2016 with the short post titled Decision addiction that has so far collected 1 ‘like’! Sweet! I hope you like flowers and urban gardens! I am a PhD-ed biologist/geneticist who crossed biotechnology, biochemistry, protein science, food science, material science, biomedical devices and is now curious about cosmetic science and innovation, I started working in a biochemistry lab as a student in 2004 for my master thesis and, here I am, sitting in a cosmetic lab and still surrounded by very active white coats.
With my daily contributions, I have touched more than 2K topics going form pink to relax, from biochemistry to space, from being a scientist to the future… I still can’t believe it. Feel free to snoop around, this place is for you… and don’t forget to leave a comment!

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Fellow blogs – AN ENGINEERING SUPERPOWER

What’s better than getting your engineering questions answered?

Engineering with ROSIE is the new addition to our list of Fellow blogs! Have a look at the catchy nerdy Youtube videos of Rosemary by clicking here.

Check out the Fellow blogs PAGE 😊

Rolling in the routine

I work in waves
I roll my wings in dust and stand up
I jump shy but often
I hate routine, yet I have a million of them.
I innovate my life each day
I don’t know myself
I love discovering my passions and taking time to change them
My I is not defined but shaped at each bump of the way
I choose.

The wrong map

I surf and search with no magnifying lens
This world of opportunities and visions,
Collecting puzzle pieces that match
Yet not to each other.
The game is fun,
Each day a station,
But time demanding,
The sun tells the direction,
The South is calling warm.

5IP3: Creativity in the SHOP

In moments of boredom or concern, seeing how beautiful the structures of nature are can reassure and inspire! I went back to my favourite molecules and selected some protein structures to bring some dynamism and creativity in our SHOP. Have a look at the NEW items with this protein!

This crystal structure belongs to the Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus nucleocapsid protein-ssDNA complex … one of the natural enemies of tomatoes but in purple!

Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus nucleocapsid protein-ssDNA complex

Tomato spotted wilt virus is a spherical negative-sense RNA virus that has a diameter around 100 nm.  It is one of the most economically devastating plant viruses in the world. Transmission can only occur when larvae stage thrips acquire the virus. The larvae stage for thrips lasts around 1-3 days. The virus is acquired by thrips when they feed on infected plants.  (read more DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01002-17 and Wikipedia)

4cpa: Creativity in the SHOP

In moments of boredom or concern, seeing how beautiful the structures of nature are can reassure and inspire! I went back to my favourite molecules and selected some protein structures to bring some dynamism and creativity in our SHOP. Have a look at the NEW items with this protein!

This crystal structure belongs to the POTATO CARBOXYPEPTIDASE … one of the nemesis of proteins, argh!!

REFINED CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE POTATO INHIBITOR COMPLEX OF CARBOXYPEPTIDASE A AT 2.5 ANGSTROMS RESOLUTION

A carboxypeptidase is a protease enzyme that hydrolyzes (cleaves) a peptide bond at the carboxy-terminal (C-terminal) end of a protein or peptide. This is in contrast to an aminopeptidases, which cleave peptide bonds at the N-terminus of proteins. Humans, animals, bacteria and plants contain several types of carboxypeptidases that have diverse functions ranging from catabolism to protein maturation.(read more DOI: 10.1038/nature06956 and Wikipedia)

Back into the lab

No stress for the mind
To find its train
Of thoughts and wheels
And reach again the lab.
Acquired behaviours are slow to set in
But quickly awaken.
The tools and escapes are there
The chair has been found,
The adventure continues.

Fellow blogs – NEW ADDITION AND LOOK

The page on fellow blogs includes now a cooking blog!

Yes, it’s Italian food but not only.. and still at the beginning! I joins the many interesting blogs dealing with science or art already there …. but I often forget to follow on them!

Check out the Fellow blogs PAGE 😊

The community

Poetry from the lab is getting bigger and I want to send a massive welcome to the new followers! Are you from Twitter or Bloglovin or Medium?

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