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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

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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: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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December 24, 2012

A Christmas Break

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Posted by Derek

Blogging will be light and irregular around here until after the first of the year. I'll probably post a recipe or two, as I tend to during this season, but unless something gigantic happens in the science/chemistry/pharma world, I'll be taking a blogging break. I hope that everyone out there celebrating Christmas (or other such midwinter holidays) has an enjoyable time of it. I'm lounging around myself: making cookies, roasting a leg of lamb, wrapping presents, and wishing that the full moon didn't fall smack in the middle of the break so that I could get my telescope out. Although, come to think of it, it's supposed to cloud over and snow, which I guess is Christmas-y enough. See everyone in the new year!

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1. Anonymous on December 25, 2012 8:16 AM writes...

Happy Christmas, Derek!

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2. Nick K on December 25, 2012 10:47 PM writes...

Let's hope 2013 finally marks the end of the Great Pharma Recession!

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3. rowdy on December 26, 2012 3:34 PM writes...

happy holidays, and hope 2013 will give us more jobs

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4. dearieme on December 26, 2012 7:22 PM writes...

Your present this year, Derek, is two jokes from a recent FT review:

a 1910 cartoon from Punch magazine in which a boss berates his secretary for typing “income” as “incum”. “Good Heavens!” exclaims the secretary. “How did I come to leave out the ‘b’?”

And in 1750 Lord Chesterfield, the statesman, advising his son to brush up on his spelling, warned: “I know a man of quality, who never recovered the ridicule of having spelled ‘wholesome’ without the ‘w’.”

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5. petros on December 28, 2012 3:32 AM writes...

A belated Happy Christmas

Here in the UK we are able to enjoy the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures which this year are given by Peter Wothers "The modern alchemist"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Institution_Christmas_Lectures

The first two have provided the sort of spectacles that encouraged many f us to become chemists and he has commented on how chemists make drugs!

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6. Zemyla on December 29, 2012 11:19 PM writes...

I'm looking forward to your recipes. Unlike most of the stuff on this blog, I can do those at home.

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7. Stephen on December 30, 2012 5:48 PM writes...

Would you be so kind as to publish your roast lamb Org. Syn. prep style? Inquiring stomachs want to know.

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