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Our return to Bern

This time with Aaron’s aunt Sophie, uncle Edward, and cousin Olivia.

Stopover in Troyes

An excursion to Estavayer-le-Lac. The resort is on the shore of Lake Neuchatel, and just outside the striking mediaeval castle wall.

Sarah, Aaron and Carol. Teamwork in the application of sunscreen.

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Two minutes on the Boring Billion

Poster presentation for Microbiology@UCL,28th July.

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Enroute to Bern

River Oise near Danizy in Picardy.

Halenbrücke on the Aare.
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Put it to the People

23 March. At a rough guess, about twice the number of people who were at the March for a People’s Vote.

A long wait at the advertised starting point in Park Lane. A bottleneck into Piccadilly. We eventually turned into Green Park, eventually to meet our daughter, Sophie. Lunch in St. James’s Park and then to Parliament Square, still crowded long after the speeches has finished. In addition to the route of the march itself, many roads in the West End had been closed, apparently in response to unexpectedly large crowds.

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Eleanor leaves for Bristol University

Among a large class of 2018, on September 22nd Bristol University received our youngest daughter, Eleanor, to read Zoology. We wish her well. It’s a great place, and she is a multi-talented young lady.

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16th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes

16th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 5 – 9 August 2018

This was a fine meeting with many reports of first-rate new research. My own contribution was entitled Two-component redox regulatory control in the origins of oxygen evolution, cyanobacteria, and chloroplasts. Some photos… The first is a remarkable UBC memorial. The last is the location of the banquet, in the Museum of Anthropology.

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Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2018 Yokohama

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Regulation of Photosynthetic Electron Transport

I was surprised and pleased to find my simple graphic on the cover of the journal Physiologia Plantarum.

The special issue.

Why we need to know the structure of phosphorylated chloroplast light‐harvesting complex II

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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The conception of Queen Mary, University of London | By Fanis Missirlis

The conception of Queen Mary, University of London

Quoting “ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF MEN” by Walter Besant.

There was so much to cherish, and to maintain. Let us hope for future reconception.

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Two celebrations on one day

Today is our wedding anniversary. This year it happens to be fathers’ day, too.
To love and be loved.
How lucky am I.