Please do not publish my thesis

(This is an affiliate link) I received a few of these emails, from┬áscholars’ press and others, offering me a chance to publish my thesis (which anyone can find online for free in its entirety, if they so desire). Today I decided to reply. The email I got: Dear Eva Amsen,…

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Metabolic Melodies

I was cleaning out the bookmarks on my laptop, when – no, that’s not true. I was clicking on all the bookmarks, noticed that 70% are now dead links, and just left them there, when I came across “Kevin Ahern’s Wildly Popular Metabolic Melodies”. I must have bookmarked it long…

Science fair projects inspiration

I got my yearly invitation to judge the city-wide science fair again. I missed out last year, and I think I’ll have to skip this year’s fair as well, but it did make me realize that there are kids out there currently hard at work on their science fair projects!…

Learning to teach

If everything goes well (fingers crossed, knock on wood, and other unscientific anti-jinx methods) this is my last semester in the lab. I plan to write over the summer, and defend my thesis in the fall. In preparation, I am currently learning to teach. After my PhD, I want to…

Molecular Origami

Molecular Origami is a PC program that makes templates for paper models of molecular structures. It’s compatible with public structure databases, for example the Protein Data Bank, and can compare the model it makes with Rasmol models (a well-known program to visualize three dimensional protein structures) The gallery has some…