It’s a new year, and what better way to begin the week of a new year with a Monday post? Let’s see, a recap from 2010 might be a great way to shed the previous year and begin fresh. Here are some highlights or milestones if you will from the world of phytography.
- flow cytometry – a new tool for the box
- successful visualization with ODV
- participation in ASLO conference
- completed my Masters!
This summer was a welcome hiatus from academia while I worked and lived on Appledore, Island at the Shoals Marine Laboratory. I enjoyed interacting with students, faculty and public visitors to the island while maintaining my role in providing a functional laboratory space.
While on the island, I collaborated with a colleague to utilize a FLOWCM particle analyzer to investigate the effects of increased nutrient amendments on coastal phytoplankton community composition. For more information on this project, please visit the Fluid Imaging press release.
The fall brought a period of time to begin data analysis of the images from this project. While contemplating the next step in my career, I awaited the news from an international PhD program. In late November I received an acceptance letter and by December 1st, I was en route to Europe. All in all, it’s been a pretty fruitful year. I won’t share any more lists of goals with you, suffice to say it will be a well-blogged year. Happy 2011!