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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

Dbl%20new%20portrait%20B%26W.png After 10 years of blogging. . .

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: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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February 24, 2012

An Actual Motivational Poster

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I'm not sure if this poster would be enough to do the job, the way the drug industry is these days, but I very much appreciate the sentiment. . .

Comments (16) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: Chemical News


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1. Anonymous on February 24, 2012 12:20 PM writes...

Nice. Should have spelt synthesize the British way (synthesise) though if one is going to do a take of an old British sign.

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2. simpl on spelling on February 24, 2012 12:30 PM writes...

-ise or -ize is an internal fight in the UK, both spellings are tolerated.
However, I would have appreciated a correct spelling of lignin, given the topic.

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3. Lyle Langley on February 24, 2012 12:32 PM writes...

Maybe the more appropriate message would be:

Remain blind and synthesize on.

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4. Sili on February 24, 2012 12:46 PM writes...

They should have skipped the "on". It ruins the scan compared to the original.

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5. pete on February 24, 2012 12:59 PM writes...

-- as opposed to "clone or die"

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6. Anonymous on February 24, 2012 1:13 PM writes...

I second (third?) the recommendation for a "synthesise" spelling.

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7. MolecularGeek on February 24, 2012 2:54 PM writes...

Pete: wouldn't that be the Pharmaceutical Foreign Legion (where people with nothing to lose risk their lives for the industry's profits at Fort Shanghai and Fort Mumbai?)

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8. @ "synthesise" on February 25, 2012 12:29 AM writes...

That's funny you say it it the British spelling- My A-Level chemistry teacher would be quite irritated at the suggestion of removing the "z" for an "s". He felt it was an assault on the English language. I tend to agree with him.

Not sure what that makes the score, or why we are keeping such a score in a forum as this though ;)

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9. London_Chemist on February 25, 2012 2:56 AM writes...

Nice!

Though I prefer the one I saw recently:

"Read Books and Learn Stuff"

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10. Anonymous BMS Researcher on February 26, 2012 9:54 AM writes...

Google the following
Keep calm and carry on, Now panic and freak out

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11. Anonymous on February 26, 2012 10:14 AM writes...

Ironic how many Brits have a hand in Big Pharma's malaise, no?

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12. njord on February 26, 2012 11:21 AM writes...

Hi, call me british or whatever, but I just don't get the irony. care to expand on that? thanks.

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13. Anonymous on February 26, 2012 11:44 AM writes...

@ 8

really. Interesting. It's a preference thing nowadays but I don't even think that there should be a z in the english alphabet. Always assumed it's come from foreign words (think zebra is from portuguese etc). Not sure though.

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14. njord on February 26, 2012 12:53 PM writes...

#11 > oh you mean because it would be malaize otherwise, I see. Sorry I am being slow.

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15. Dabut on February 27, 2012 8:32 PM writes...

Ordered 4- we love it

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16. Secondaire on February 28, 2012 7:40 PM writes...

I've got one up in our lab that says "Go Crazy and Synthesize #$@%!"

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