The march to Mastodon
With Twitter changing hands, many users are contemplating (or have already ) left SciTwitter for Mastodon.
Is it a fight if only one side is fighting
A constant discussion on the twitters, and in-person, is the rise of non-mass spec based proteomic techniques.
Tortured Phrases and Plagerism
In a recent lecture by Elisabeth Bik, the concept of "tortured phrases" came up. What are they, and can I make them?
The 60/30/10 "rule"
Most people know about Google's 80/20 rule, but last January I learned about the 60/30/10 rule.
How a successful scientific paper is a lot like a Eurovision winner
Guest post by Magnus Palmblad. Tomorrow, May 14, 2022, is the Grand Final of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, with hundreds of millions of fans across Europe (from Azerbaijan to Australia) spending their Saturday evening watching one of the greatest spectacles on television.
Contaminants, as in the unintended proteinaceous parts of your sample, that, especially in mass spectrometry-based proteomics, are important to think about. This specific writeup is a series of twitter discussions with the real experts as I was analyzing data and led to a quest for contaminant lists, and finding out that these lists are actually being updated!