An intense Career Day at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR) - Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca, including a keynote lecture followed by interview workshops for MSc students (me) and PhD students (David del Álamo).
Thanks to Ana M. Ribeiro and all her colleagues on the organising committee.

Meta-moment as Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia PhD program alumnus Ana M. Ribeiro, Ph.D. (now at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR) - Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca) takes a picture of former classmate Ojas Deshpande, PhD (now at BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Centre ) presenting at VHIR's Career Day last week.

Our basement is now basically a workshop, Jorge Nesbitt & Ana Jotta.

'Owen dines at the Palaeontographical Society, accompanied by those prehistoric creatures whose fossil bones he knew so intimately. 19th-century lithograph by A. Orton after E. C. Rye'

For anyone who thinks Truffaut was right when he claimed that "There's no such thing as an anti-war movie"

Not a reference I expected to encounter in a Biennale piece!

"In so many ways, Venice seems like a city lost in time. And yet, as I stopped to watch the waterways again and again, I kept thinking about the claim made in the late 1980s by immunologist Jacques Benveniste that water holds memory."

Visiting's monkey in Kyoto (great display, the monkey is the lid of the pot).

"Compared to 2021, we now have almost seven times as many editors in Latin America and more than five times as many in Africa. Specifically, while Latin American and African editors combined made up less than 1% of our editorial board in our last report, currently 7% of eLife editors are based in Latin America and 3% are based in Africa (Figure 1). The number of eLife editors in Asia has also grown, at the moment constituting 14% of our editorial board compared to 11% in 2021."

'Ex vivo staining of patient tumour tissue shows the formation of an acid wall below pH 5.3 at the stromal–tumour tissue interface with exclusion of CD8+ T cells (Fig. 4c). We theorize that polarized secretion of lactic acid creates exclusionary zones that exterminate CD8+ T cells upon cell–cell contact, which offers a survival advantage for cancer cells with strong acidotic properties'

Home away from home for a few months this year: at the Center fro Cancer Immunotherapy & Immunobiology at the University of Kyoto, newly established by Prof. Tasuku Honjo.

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