Field of Science

Obama: Science and Facts are Valued

I don't know much about Steven Chu yet, but I am pleased that Barack Obama has selected a real scientist for his cabinet.

I heard the following quote from Obama twice on my home from work yesterday and again this morning:
"His appointment should send a signal to all that my administration will value science, we will make decisions based on the facts..."
I cheered out loud! The full text of Obama's announcement can be found here. (Photo from

SMBE 2009 - Call for Symposia

Earlier this week, I posted a formal announcement on EvolDir that the organizers of SMBE 2009 are now accepting proposals for contributed scientific symposia. The proposals are due on January 12, 2009. See the meeting webpage ( for more details.

I hope to get back to blogging soon!