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The complex structure of higher plant chloroplasts has fascinated researchers for many years. Although the spatial relationship between granum and stroma thylakoids has been known for more than 20 years, most textbooks and research papers continue to include erroneous 3D models and simplified schemes. Here we present a simple computer model, based on electron micrographs from serial section of granum—stroma assemblies, showing the striking 3D structure of the stroma membrane wound around the granum.

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And what are these enhanced thresholds? These metrics should not, therefore, be regarded as targets for future performance. I presume the D3 document must have been written by an HR person. It has all the incoherent use of buzzwords so typical of HR. And it says "sum" when it means "product" oh dear, innumeracy is rife.

The criteria are utterly brainless.

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The reason for this is the distribution of the number of citations for papers in a particular journal is enormously skewed. This means that high-impact journals get most of their citations from a few articles.

The distribution for Nature is shown in Fig. One paper has 2, citations but 35 have 10 or fewer. This undermines even the twisted logic applied at the outset. All this stuff about skewed distributions is, no doubt, a bit too technical for HR people to understand.

Which, of course, is precisely why they should have nothing to do with assessing people. At a time when so may PhDs fail to get academic jobs we should be limiting the numbers. But QMUL requires everyone to have a PhD student, not for the benefit of the student, but to increase its standing in league tables.

That is deeply unethical. The demand to have two papers in journals with impact factor greater than seven is nonsense.


The two best journals for electrophysiology are Journal of Physiology impact factor 4. These are the journals that publish papers that get you into the Royal Society or even Nobel prizes. I have been lucky to know well three Nobel prize winners. Bernard Katz, and Bert Sakmann. I doubt that any of them would pass the criteria laid down for a professor by QMUL.

They would have been fired. In the 10 years from towhen Sakmann rose to fame, he published an average of 2. In two of these 10 years he had no publications at all.

The most offensive thing of the lot is the way you can buy yourself out if you publish 26 papers in the 4 year period. Sakmann came nowhere near this. And my own total, for the entire time from my first paper until I was elected to the Royal Society May was 27 papers and 7 book chapters.

I would have been fired. He too would have been fired. The encouragement to publish large numbers of papers is daft. I have seen people rejected from the Royal Society for publishing too much.Biochemistry is the study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms.

Biochemists focus heavily on the role, function, and structure of biomolecules. The study of the chemistry behind biological processes and the synthesis of biologically active molecules are .

The active site of an enzyme is the region that binds the substrates (and the cofactor, if any). It also contains the residues that directly participate in the making and breaking of bonds. BACTERIAL BIOLUMINESCENCE Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Leo Yen-Cheng Lin 1 and Edward A.

Meighen 2 1 Progen Biotech Inc. River Road Richmond, BC V6X1Z7 Canada [email protected] 2. The quantity depends on the water intake, external temperature, the diet and the in­dividual’s mental and physical condition. 3. A high protein diet increases excretion be­cause the urea formed as a result of catabolism of protein has a diuretic action.

In other words, for each reaction, the output follows the equilibrium input-output relation with probability 1-p, and with probability p, the output is zero. From the standard equilibrium in Eq. (7), we simplify the notation by using y ≡ A ∗ for output, and scale the input such that x = S / m.

Structure-guided engineering of TGF-βs for the development of novel inhibitors and probing mechanism Hinck, A. P. Jan 1 (Accepted/In press) In: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article.

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