Most of my friends here at UW happen to be pursuing their PhD's in something or the other. Since most of us are in different areas of research, we talk a fair bit about what we do to each other. Unfortunately, over the years, our conversations are becoming more and more incomprehensible to everyone else. Here's a sampling of a couple of typical dinner conversations with some of my friends some weeks ago.
"The Phantom results closely resemble my MATLAB simulations, but that Turkey breast won't respond properly to the damn ultrasound....."
"ToF-SIMS is really working out to be this great technique....I'm able to analyze complex protein films on many different surfaces......"
"Predicting protein structure to totality is still impossible, but ROSETTA is doing a really good job, and have come up with some predictions for medium size polypeptides with RMSDs of 3-4 A. Their algorithm is really neat and......"
"I've come up with a new analog screen against this protein, using an ITC to obtain accurate Ki's. If something works out, we might be able to design better inhibitors to this in the long term"
I think all of us are doomed, and in a few years from now will be complete misfits in society.
At least I found someone special and got married.
And I have a BLOG!