I’m an analytical chemist working in the biotech/pharma industry. I love my job and I love science. I write this blog as a hobby in my spare time to try and share my nerdy fascination with Nature with a wider audience.
This blog is about exploring the science of current events and everyday life (what’s that mystery ingredient in my food? what’s that chemical I heard about on NPR?), so if you’re looking for news on the pharma industry this is not the blog you want to follow, ’cause you won’t find anything about that here. (If you want to stay up to date on what’s happening in pharma, I recommend following medicinal chemist Derek Lowe’s venerable blog In the Pipeline for that kind of news instead). I try to keep it simple when I can (and when I can’t I include a picture instead).
My email address is puffthemutantdragon_at_gmail.com .
All of the following should be obvious — but in case it isn’t, I’ll spell it out anyway.
This is my personal blog, so the opinions presented here are mine and mine alone. They don’t reflect those of my employer, nor can I claim to speak on my employer’s behalf. I have no comment on anything relating to my employer or my industry, nor will I discuss anything involving my and my employer’s research.
Many of my posts deal with topics that may have some bearing on health-related issues. When reading these types of posts, be aware I’m not a doctor and the information on this blog is not intended to serve as medical advice. I’m not liable for any consequences that may arise from misuse of the information on this blog. The best source of information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease is and will always be your physician or healthcare professional. If you think you are feeling sick, you should consult a doctor, not a blog.