Lab+Life Scientist July 2015

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july 2015

Contents 4 THE PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIST

Professor Patrick Sexton, reflects on a research career in pharmacology.

14 THE DRIVE FOR CONNECTED LABS IN PHARMACEUTICAL QA/QC

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Few QA/QC labs still cling to the old paper-based notebook systems of the past, but there’s far more to becoming a paperless lab than simply eschewing paper.

21 REVIEW FINDS CRCS VALUABLE BUT IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT The Miles review of the Cooperative Research Centres has accepted all 18 recommendations.

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40 MICROSCOPY AND MOBILE PHONES The functions of the traditional light microscope are being augmented by the mobile phone.

44 PROTECTIVE CAPSULE INSPIRED BY SEASHELLS Scientists have developed a protective capsule which is said to preserve the active biological ingredients needed to create new drugs.

46 THE SKY’S THE LIMIT June 2015 marked a major milestone in the field of astronomy, with construction approval announced for the highly anticipated Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).

28 NEW TOOL SHRINKS BIG DATA Seeing the structure of proteins, is a ‘big’ problem: it requires big science facilities, generates big data and can require big research collaborations.

34 WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE AACB’S CONFERENCE

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Disease, diabetes and endocrinology are the central focuses at the AACB’s 2015 conference, which has the major clinical theme of ‘Partnerships in testing’. Cover image: © aliasching/Dollar Photo Club

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