A room for public Kochlab discussions. As of creation in April 2009, I'm not really sure how we will use it. I have in mind posting links to journal articles and commenting on them. Current lab members, alumni, and really anyone welcome!
Stumbled across Morgan Langille & Jonathan Eisen's BioTorrents site http://www.biotorrents.net/. Looks like it could be extremely useful but, how do you make sure your system is safe while hosting a torrent? I'm sad to admit it but, I know basically zilch about torrents. Any suggestions on what to do?
Yep, open science works! My open dissertation outlines how to make a gliding motility assay using kinesin and microtubules. It took me nearly a year to perfect the procedure. It took a fellow graduate student at UCSC only two weeks to reproduce my procedures from my open dissertation and get the assay to work. Which, is not trivial and not easy.
I am making my dissertation writing completely open and based on my open notebook. Here's the first chapter. http://www.openwetware.org/wiki... This is in the rough draft stage but there is more to come.
Did you know that Google allows you to upload .avi files? I didn't till now. This means that I can upload all my movies from experiments to Google Docs and I can tag them with Adobe CS. The metadata is searchable!