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Waiting in Deutschland

by Andre on 28 July 2005

“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting [for spectrin constructs from Philadelphia].”

— Theodor Seuss Geisel

You may remember my post about pulling experiments on the cytoskeletal protein spectrin and if you were crazy enough to read to the end you may have noticed that I talked about collaborating with Matthias Rief on the project. Well, I’ve been in Munich since Sunday and I’m sad to say that samples still haven’t arrived. So Michael Schlierf (my partner in crime) and I have yet to do any real experiments and I feel like my short time is quickly slipping away.

On the plus side, I’ve been doing some analysis of some fluorescence data that I collected in Yale’s lab just before I left and working with ImageJ is great for my complexion:

  1. PhilipJ    4685 days ago    #
    Hey Andre,

    That’s too bad about the samples! Will they arrive while you’re still there?
  2. andre    4684 days ago    #
  3. stella    4681 days ago    #
    I think your image is so cool! Would you please tell me how to do it? I am very interested.:)
  4. andre    4680 days ago    #
    It was done using ImageJ (freely available at combined with the SurfacePlot3D plugin also available on the NIH site:

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