Saturday, May 07, 2005

I'm free, I'm free, thank dog I'm free!

This blog is now legal, or rather I no longer break the regulations of the National Centre for Advanced Bioprotection Technologies, as I am no longer a CoRE member...

Monday, May 02, 2005

Fixing our Frogs...the process of elimination

Remember when they moved the wee endangered frogs down here to Canterbury? Well seems it ain't the fungus they original thought was responsible. A friend of mine, Mataroa Frew, first mentioned these tiny frogs (that's tiny as in little, not tinny as in C sativa...), she's from Waikato, one of only two places in the entire universe these fellas and fellesas live (okay, there's my alma mater's zoology department). On the department website there is a list of press releases and so on (little panicky about the PBRF aren't we?).

But seriously, how dangerous are these chemicals to things we hold dear (of course I have no evidence that 'We the People' hold these animals dear). This will undoubtedly get some coverage in the NZ press over the next week, which I'll duly post 'cos I like the wee frogs, despite having never laid eyes on one. Be nice to have the option...

Sunday, May 01, 2005

South Island Maori and Biotechnology

Here's a couple of links to a report Dr. Mere Roberts completed a few months ago: pdf. It's co-authored by Ass. Professor John Fairweather, my primary doctoral supervisor. I acted (yes, a little Latourian pun) as a research assistant for part of her tour (coordinating, sorry, 'coordinating' some of her Christchurch contacts and yes it was um interesting...) More of all that later.
Simon Lambert

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