The Lab Notes

The main theme of our research is to understand how gene regulation and genome organization tie in with each other. The Lab Notes are the latest headlines from the lab, featuring a collection of random thoughts and useful code snippets.

Lab retreat 2016

What are lab retreats for? In the daily work we have a tendency to focus merely on our own projects, to get our codes running, to get our gels running, without much attention to wider ideas and wider scopes. Well, our retreat was the perfect occasion to focus on those wider scopes. We set off for two sunny days in the beautiful Montnegre mountain range of Catalunya. The welcoming smile of our hosts at Can Tonedor was the ideal place to start our reflections on our projects, on the lab, on our futures, and the inner working of the mechanics of egg shells (see photos). It was very pleasant and constructive.

Guillaume tests the three egg-protecting devices that the brave scientists of our team made, using only A4 paper, tape, toilet paper, and a cloth.

We had the time and the will to expose our own individual projects to all the critics of all the others. We went deep into how we should work as a team, and what are the most important elements to bear in mind when considering ourselves as part of this team. Far away from our codes and gels, we are much more...