Here is the list of this blog’s posts from the last half year, lightly (or lightheartedly) annotated. Note the significant number of items by students, postdocs, other faculty. We rejoice in this. Also, we recently asked you (via Twitter) for your opinion of these retrospectives. Some 90% of the respondents said they like them, so they are here to stay.
Last summer, I stumbled upon the name «Saltatorellus» when looking at a photo from a poster session of a microbiology congress. I found that name so charming! Stage names of jugglers and circus artists who perform audacious jumps and daring somersaults came to my mind. And indeed, the name Saltatorellus ferox was given to a bacterium...
Every now and then, a new finding seems to come out of nowhere, greatly challenging prior ideas. Such might be the case on how we came to gain new knowledge regarding the structural organization of the basic processes of transcription and translation in Escherichia coli.