ravines retreat june 2017

Last month the lab descended into the post-urban wilderness of the Toronto ravines. We got to see some pretty wildlife, and we got some nice fotos: There was plenty of time to talk science, especially during rain breaks. Gurdeep was a good sport to chat to us about transcription factors …

A blog post about blog posts

I’ve been a fan of blogs ever since I became aware of their existence. This must have been sometime around 2002, when I started my first blog on my parents’ AOL trial dial-up connection. I’m not entirely sure why I needed a blog back then, but it ended up being …

Vote Eisen in ’18

Unofficial campaign T-shirts are in! Thanks to Taraneh (left) for helping to design (photo credit Bob Strome). I did my PhD in Mike’s lab, and he inspired the highest standards of integrity, idealism and critical thinking. I hope California gets to take advantage!

First thoughts about the GBB

I’ve recently taken over as director of the graduate program in genome biology and bioinformatics. As a graduate of an interdisciplinary graduate group myself, I think meeting like-minded students early my graduate career was invaluable to my scientific development. When it works, bringing tools, ideas and expertise from one discipline …

Some photos from the Lab Retreat 2016

Sunny weather, volleyball and great discussions made the lab retreat particularly inspiring this year. This winding path to the beach remined me of the winding path of science. We also spotted some island wildlife: Another highlight was s’mores on the beach. (photo credit: Muluye Liku) Bob demonstrated some advanced technique. …

Recap of Winter-QBio 2016

This conference is a very inspiring experience for me, in terms of both my own research project and my perspective on biology in general. Although the ocean was equally tempting (Figure 1), I managed to listen through every presentation. As being someone who has passion in modelling, I was amazed …

Table tennis tournament 2015

Last week the lab rekindled its long tradition of ping pong with Stephen Wright’s lab. The competition was fun and fierce, but Tyler won the day. Congratulations to all who came out, and check out the tournament webpage for the official results. The level of play in this year’s final …