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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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August 15, 2008


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Posted by Derek

Just wanted to let people know that yes, I'm still out here. I've returned from vacation, and am dealing with the usual catch-up on everything that's going on. That includes a flood of interesting data at work, thanks to my summer student, which is always nice to come back to!

Regular posting will resume on Monday, and we'll get back to what passes for normal around here.

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1. kumar on August 15, 2008 11:00 AM writes...

well come back !
looking forward to hear more form u

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2. Thomas on August 15, 2008 11:03 AM writes...

I can hardly wait to hear your comment on Roche-Genentech ...

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3. Javaslinger on August 15, 2008 1:21 PM writes...

Wecome back! I would personally love to hear the remainder of the Alzheimers conference.

You do take requests right? :)

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4. CMC guy on August 15, 2008 2:03 PM writes...

Also add a welcome back.

Still interested to see if you will allow your summer student to write a guest post at the end of her term.

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5. Nathan on August 16, 2008 8:46 AM writes...

Derek - it would be interesting to get your take on preemption. There were some interesting opinions issued on Friday. It seems like it could have a major impact on the pharma industry. I'm generally in favor of it, but I'd be interested to hear your opinions....

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6. confucius say on August 17, 2008 12:33 AM writes...

You should tell your summer student to quit chemistry ASAP. She is ruining her life! Chemistry will destroy her. It is a 2 year career at best. Don't listen to Nathan. Keep doing what you're doing and stay employed.

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7. anon on August 17, 2008 8:26 AM writes...

#6: Is the student an American or European? If so, I agree that she would be well-served to have an alternate career path in mind. I really don't see the situation in pharma improving within the timeframe that she would be entering the workforce as a full time employee.

If the student is Chinese or Indian and willing to go back to her home country, she might be ok.

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8. MolecularGeek on August 17, 2008 3:49 PM writes...

Just remember "Normal is just a setting on your dryer"


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9. kumar on August 17, 2008 11:53 PM writes...

I absolutely agree with anon. For Indian chemists it is right time and high time.

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