The view from the conference tent. The tent was transparent plastic, and as the boat sailed by I wanted to get the ‘plastic’ effect without modifying in Photoshop.
The effect can be seen I think, that’s why the pic looks a bit blurry, because it was shot through the plastic wall.
Been away and still trying to put my things together after the move in my apartment, gud vilken tid det tar!
Trying to make some of the pics from the IHW 2011, 36th Annual International Herpesvirus Workshop in Gdansk together, the ambition is moderate.
Here is the first:
Central part of Gdansk, near the hotel I lived at: Pica Paca.
Anyway, now I am annoyed once again that I didn’t bring my runningshoes to Gdansk, because now it is REALLY hard to go out, and it is 19:29 and I am feeling sort of heavy, dvs not run light.
knock on wood
Where ARE you superman?!? I’ve been waiting long enough now! Please, take me away from this, I can fly too!
true, this pic is boring, but that’s all I have now. it was taken with iphone at the barbecue party the other day and the sky looked colorful so I thought: watermelon!
Did you know that there are SEPARATE and MARRIED mechanisms of HSV in neurons?
‘We demonstrated a role for the chemokine receptor CX3CR1 in microglial neurotoxicity in three clinically relevant models: CNS response to systemic inflammation, the MPTP model of Parkinson disease, and the SOD1 model of ALS. Based on complementary expression of CX3CL1 on neurons and CX3CR1 on microglia, it has been proposed that neuron signaling to microglia might be mediated through this receptor.’
How awesome I can’t help think it is:
‘Excitotoxic injury is a potent stimulus for release of CX3CL1 from cultured neurons, CX3CR1 supports neuronal survival, microglia culutred with CX3CL1 are protected from Fas-mediated apoptosis, and CX3CL1 suppresses neuronal cell death in LPS- and IFN-gamma-stimulated microglial and neuronal cocultures.’
Absolutely fantastic. Who would have known, coming from this unique chemokine, now I want to know more about this fabulous glycoprotein.
OK, let’s just finish off this talk by saying that augmenting (INCREASING) CX3CR1 singaling is a good thang!
I also had one hour break to test run my new jogging shoes.
more sky pics on display one at a time above – these were from tonight very cold, but went out at 9pm to run, a bit late
Now I am even more frustrated, and will thus call my next file:
Previous files were called:
TestingTesting.ppt, Testing2.ppt, TestingTestingTesting3.ppt, Testing4798.ppt, TestingT53.doc
I will soon give up and leave cursed excel sheets to go do some warm up in the gym before badminton, because I began to post on my blog, and I ate nothing today, so had to fill up with liquorice hidden in my snusdosa (present from dad). Thank god for that. The coffee still sucks, and I screamed on my way to work because Cafe Marmelad was closed that early and didn’t really feel for 7/11 coffee either, and the picture in my mind of drinking Virology automate coffee was just too much to bare.
My liquorice is finished.
A whole lot of cells flipping out around the waffels. Good stuff, with cream and jam. So today we celebrated the Waffel day here in Sweden.
Do you have it in China too, or perhaps in Texas? =)
I got full after one heart already. Amazing…I like it a lot.
I have nothing good to post but I want something up not to miss the calendar. I can add that I have actually so much I want to say or post but there is no space or time right now. Will save it for later.
At work: where I was going there were no multiple individuals cheering the fact that Kat’s coming. No, in this case they probably was wishing I did not show up. Well, no can do. I’m sorry guys for everything.
Don’t forget to do your dishes tonight.
This Sunday the 19th of Feb was spent preparing for the big experiment in the following days. This is what it looked like.
Crying, cursing and waiting for the equipment to settle. All the while my heart cells were shrinking from sadness of the wonderful sun that was shining on the ice/snow covered streets. Cos I was not walking there. I was looking out now and then.
winter window to the lab
listen to Galvanize while filling up the tips (moving to the beat with one leg) – one empty row in between for the multipipette use when washing the cells -awesome planning Kat
usb to export my fcs files – gold touch pen found in the room for writing labels, though my name looks red it is actually golden
Ah, we’re on to something!
Translation from last week House episode above: *I put the diagnose transversal myelitis on a cold sore. Cool isn’t it!*
Cold sore here was from Herpes simplex virus type 1 in case you didn’t know, though he was wrong.
The beautiful morning sun on Friday the 18th of Feb made me in a happy mood. Bummer, did not take a pic from today’s sun.
nope, did not succeed, though we see there is a lot of sunshine
The 13th of February. I was dead tired but the sun shone and it was a pleasant day still.
Working street on this day was not a happy sight either, the reflection in the tram hood is windows from our working building (the dark area in the glass is not a building but trees, though it looks like it is a building with windows…) and the stripe which you can hardly see is the tram passing by. I thought it looked funny when I stood with my back to the building looking out towards the parking place. My thought was that even through the glass one can see the windows of research. =)
Put on your lab coat Katerinka!
How convenient That I got a new coat from basement storage today.
Long good sleeves to keep viruses off wrist.
Quite nice working atmosphere I must say. The other day we drove with our working group to Kärlingesund Konferenscenter, a pearl on the west coast an hour drive from Gothenburg. The day was full of lectures followed by vivid discussions about herpes simplex virus and why glycoproteins hooked on herpes have mucinlike domains. We discussed also the history and phylogeny of a couple of viruses related to us, and at the end of the day we came to the conclusion that we don’t know anything and we are all wrong. Nothing is right and we need to suspect everything because nothing is what it seems. I could not agree more.
We took a nice walk during lunch time. Ah, I was teased for my high heels which I took on for the day, and it turned out to be not the smartest choice for nature walk with ice and mud. However, the walk was not affected at all by this bad choice. I was just not thinking as usual when I leave home.
WE GET CONFUSED
What can I do, I’m bored, and work is going mediocrely.
Don’t want to be in the picture.
I like to work with the photoshop express app, it gives me something to do on the tram. Usually I have time to do three pictures on one ride.
This collection is called ‘Color my work’.
This is the everyday picture of my office desk, with notes on a piece of napkin, true working tempo of the nutty researcher.
Accompanied with fresh, old and disgusting coffee. I say we introduce the La Tazza d’Oro only with including espresso machine. For god sake we have a long degree, and it ain’t that funny to infect all day long.
My coffee 3 days post pour.