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Conference part 2

So, yeah, you know what to expeect from this one. Pretty much the same as the last one, except this time some post-doc guy from my lab claimed that the "future work" for his project as my entire PhD project. So, yeah, aparently I'm so bad at what I do that they already have someone else ready to do my job.


On a side note, while I did get a mention in his acknowledgements, it was only for growing one of the bugs.

I am officially sad and angry.


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Oct. 1st, 2003 06:02 pm (UTC)
I refer you to the LOTR post of last week. Screw Boromir.

Everyone gets down at conferences. Some of them just suck. I highly recommend getting out of Australia next time, away from the people you work with every day, drinking far too much, and embarrassing yourself in front of as many 'gods' of your field as possible. Guess who'll remember you fondly when a grant application comes up?

And enough with the self-doubt. This is called second year blues. Doesn't feel like it at the time, but it is. You'll be fine, just grit your teeth and bear it for the duration of this year, and you'll be surprised how bright things look next year.
Oct. 1st, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)
Just buy a gun and some valium. Valium to make you cheerful enough so you can actually venture outside of the house to get the gun. The uses of the gun are many - just enjoy. BAMNMM!!
Oct. 1st, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)
Officially sending hate vibes to the post-doctoral usurper. >:)
Oct. 1st, 2003 10:40 pm (UTC)
word from the ASM front,

Cheryl Powers asked me about you and is going to hook you up with some Kiwi mouth bug experts, honest to gads she wanted to know how to get in touch with you . . . lloll

Oct. 2nd, 2003 12:21 am (UTC)
Actually the guy she might be talking about was wondering about the labs today. Most odd.

And the thought of Cheryl-dubious-Powers wanting to track me down is... disturbing, to say the least.

And on the ASM front, did anybody do any talking about the strange stuff going on with pathogenicity islands in the Bordatella spp.? Apparently the avirulent progenitor spp. has less viable DNA (by a huge margin - something like 30 Kba) than B. parapersussis and even less than B. pertussis, changing EVERYBODY's idea about how virulence works - now they're thinking that the virulent spp. lost regulatory genes.

How cool is that?!
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