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Interactive Workbench on SEED Magazine

SEED Magazine just published a very interesting interactive image that lets you look behind the scenes of the workbench of a famous and successful scientist.

Martin Chalfie is perhaps best known for his Nobel Prize-winning work on GFP, a jellyfish molecule that glows bright green when exposed to blue light.

Click on the image below to read the descriptions and to find out what a talking stick is.

Here are also other workbenches of different scientists.

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  1. Hi Bertalan, I don’t agree that the image ”lets you look behind the scenes of the workbench of a famous and successful scientist”. It’s way too arranged.

    As Chalfie himself admits: “I haven’t done a lot of experiments recently. I spend most of my time in my office next door, working on papers or talking with post-docs about their studies”

    That’s the fate of most senior scientists — and Seed Magazine doesn’t seem to have realised that this fact corrupts the authenticity of the image. The difference between a used and not-so-much used lab bench is subtle — but it is there. They should have presented it as ‘the dead workbench of Martin Chalfie’ instead.

    Read more here: http://www.corporeality.net/museion/2009/12/05/way-too-neat-lab-bench/

    December 6, 2009

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