Monday, October 15, 2012


I am going to temporarily skip over the recent Educational Field Trip to Vienna [that will be a long one] and make a brief entry about the European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL] located here in Heidelberg.  Some of you may know nothing about molecular biology but still recognize the unique principle building on the EMBL campus.

To see EMBL's location in relationship to Pepperdine's Moore Haus, look at the map here [satellite view] and follow the winding roads to the north and look for Johannes Hoops Weg.  Follow that all the way through the woods until the left turn on to Klingenteichstraß, which then crosses Neueschloßstraße/Graimbergweg where the Moore Haus is located.  I walked this route once and not counting the wrong turn, it takes about 1.5 hours, and I jogged it once in about 45 minutes.  That's each way.  Fortunately there are some bus routes that go there!
Utilizing the bus, I visited the labs today, for seminars on Aneuploidy in Cellular Adaptation, Drug Resistance and Cancer and Systems-Level Effects of Aneuploidy on Yeast Cell Biology and the Evolutionary Adaptation of Fungal Pathogens to Their Hosts.  I can provide links to the abstracts if you want more information :-)  Also happened to meet the fellow who runs the flow cytometry facility, Alexis Gonzalez who is Cuban.

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