“Did soMEoNE waKE uP GreENdAY?” – The Twitter analysis

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number of greenday tweets

It’s November. For us Europeans, and most inhabitants of the Northern Hemisphere, that means that the days are getting colder and darker again. The trees are losing their leaves and people go nuts about collecting nuts in the forests. Still, I think November is a nice month. Why? Because October has ended. “What’s wrong with […]

Introducing comparative paperomics

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At the end of May, I was happy to hear that my second first-author paper, entitled Carrot juice fermentations as man-made microbial ecosystems dominated by lactic acid bacteria was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. I’m especially proud on this manuscript as we used different molecular (DNA vs RNA based 16S sequencing), analytical (HPLC-RI and […]

Amount of FWO-SB projects per Flemish university

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FWO-SB is a very important funding channel for PhD students in Flanders (Belgium). After submitting a proposal in September, PhD candidates have to defend their project for a jury in November/December. Usually the results appear online in mid-December, and for this year’s call that was today: De resultaten SB beurzen oproep 2017 staan online https://t.co/2EG16ohL9I […]

Slack usage in our lab

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Slack is a free to use communication platform for teams that allows its members to easily send messages, share files and manage to-do lists. As usual, when I hear that people are excited about a new tool or app, I can’t wait to test it out. So I introduced Slack to some of my colleagues, we […]