An article that I wrote, Great Adaptations, has just been published in the September/October issue of Natural History Magazine. It’s about the research of Dianne Newman, Lars Dietrich, and their colleagues. Read it to learn about how bacteria and us are really just two peas in a pod, evolutionarily speaking.
Hotel Galvez • Galveston, TX
January 6 – 11, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Robert Reenan, Nina Papavasiliou, Jane Jackman and Michael Jantsch
Royal Society • Edinburgh, Scotland
January 15 – 17, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Amy Buck, Javier Cáceres and Richard Bowater
Fairmount Hotel • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
January 20 – 25, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Joshua T. Mendell, Phillip A. Sharp, Judy Lieberman and Howard Y. Chang
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
March 19 – 24, 2013
Scientific Organizers: David C. Baulcombe and Irene Bozzoni
IGBMC • Strasbourg, France
April 21 – 24, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Bertrand Séraphin, Georg Stoecklin and Roberto Gherzi
IMBA • Vienna, Austria
May 27 – 29, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Javier Martinez, Julius Brennecke and Stefan Ameres
University of New England • Biddeford, ME
June 2 – 7, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Rachel Green, Karolin Luger, Wolf-Dietrich Heyer and Elena Conti
Congress Center Davos • Davos, Switzerland
June 11 – 16, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Frédéric Allain, Witold Filipowicz, Adrian Krainer, Osamu Nureki and Sarah Woodson
Silverado Resort and Spa • Napa Valley, CA
July 9 – 12, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Jamie Cate and Jamie Williamson
CSHL • Cold Spring Harbor, NY
August 20 – 24, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Tom Blumenthal, Kristen Lynch and Karla Neugebauer
EMBL • Heidelberg, Germany
September 8 – 12, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Fatima Gebauer, Matthias Hentze, Alan Hinnebusch and Marat Yusupov
EMBL • Heidelberg, Germany
October 9 – 12, 2013
Scientific Organizers: Elisa Izaurralde, David Bartel, Jörg Vogel and John Rinn
This isn’t necessarily the final post for You’d Prefer An Argonaute, but I’m calling an intermission, or hitting the standby button perhaps.
While I’ve thoroughly enjoyed running the blog the past three years, other priorities have taken hold of me, and the blog is getting sleepy, so to speak.
There haven’t been contributions to the RNA Journal Club posts for quite a while. When even I didn’t find the time to do one for my last presentation, it got harder for me to in fair conscience ask others to still contribute. I don’t see a point in continuing to post the papers weekly now that there are no more reviews.
I am extremely grateful to the following people who did contribute: Vikram Agarwal, Josh Arribere, Graeme Doran, Anna Drinnenberg, Robin Friedman, Huili Guo, Allan Gurtan, Mohini Jangi, Carla Klattenhoff, David Koppstein, Madhu Kumar, Charles Lin, Joel Neilson, Michael Nodine, Alex Robertson, Jenny Rood, Noah Spies, Alex Subtelny, Igor Ulitsky, Pavan Vaidyanathan, David Weinberg, Josien van Wolfswinkel, Xuebing Wu, and Muhammed Yildirim.
Pretty much all these people are going to be successful P.I.’s/scientists one day. There’s a significant correlation I tell you!
I hope to still post periodically, things like the annual lists of RNA conferences I compile. And maybe the blog will get its second wind during my postdoc… we’ll see. In the meantime don’t fret about the site disappearing from the web, however, the URL could change if I get sick of paying rent on the domain.
Sometimes I feel like I’ve been writing for an alien audience, because I’ve had practically no contact with viewers. Who and what are you? Spam drones? Bored teenagers?
Well, to the curious, nerdy aliens who landed here for knowledge or laughs, thanks for reading, and stay true in your science.
OKAY, OKAY. But where can we get some ObamaESCs? At least something to reprogram? We gotta clone that mofo.
Jacob F. Degner, Athma A. Pai, Roger Pique-Regi, Jean-Baptiste Veyrieras, Daniel J. Gaffney, Joseph K. Pickrell, Sherryl De Leon, Katelyn Michelini, Noah Lewellen, Gregory E. Crawford, Matthew Stephens, Yoav Gilad & Jonathan K. Pritchard
Nature 482, 390—394, 16 February 2012.
Sika Zheng, Erin E Gray, Geetanjali Chawla, Bo Torben Porse, Thomas J O’Dell & Douglas L Black
Nature Neuroscience AOP, 15 January 2012.
Wei-Min Liu, Ronald T. K. Pang, Philip C. N. Chiu, Benancy P. C. Wong, Kaiqin Lao, Kai-Fai Lee, and William S. B. Yeung
PNAS vol. 109, no. 2, 490–494, 10 January 2012.
Valentina Libri, Aleksandra Helwak, Pascal Miesen, Diwakar Santhakumar, Jessica G. Borger, Grzegorz Kudla, Finn Grey, David Tollervey, and Amy H. Buck
PNAS vol. 109, no. 1, 279–284, 3 January 2012.
Roy Parker Part 1: Mechanisms and Control of mRNA Localization, Translation and Degradation
Roy Parker Part 2: P-bodies and the mRNA Cycle
Melissa Moore Part 1: Split Genes and RNA Splicing
Melissa Moore Part 2: Spliceosome Structure and Dynamics
Ruth Lehmann Part 2: RNA Regulation
Jack Szostak Part 1: The Origin of Cellular Life on Earth
Jack Szostak Part 3: Non-enzymatic Copying of Nucleic Acid Templates
Lectures from ibioseminars.org.
Sarah Geisler, Lisa Lojek, Ahmad M. Khalil, Kristian E. Baker, and Jeff Coller
Molecular Cell 45, 1–13, 10 February 2012.
Franck Martin, Sharief Barends, Sophie Jaeger, Laure Schaeffer, Lydia Prongidi-Fix, and Gilbert Eriani
Molecular Cell 41, 197–209, 21 January 2011.
Jaspreet S. Khurana, Jie Wang, Jia Xu, Birgit S. Koppetsch, Travis C. Thomson, Anetta Nowosielska, Chengjian Li, Phillip D. Zamore, Zhiping Weng, and William E. Theurkauf
Cell 147, 1551–1563, 23 December 2011.