05 November 2011

A sign to gladden the heart of a smartarse with a background in biochemistry

Personally I would have gone for the Ornithine cycle myself. (the  Ornithine cycle is a process that creates urea from the amine part of excess amino acids). But then I am a smartarse too!

10 comments:

Andrew said...

As a bit of a smart-arse with a background in biochemistry myself I remember seeing a photo years ago that showed Krebs cycle parked against railings in Cambridge - yes Sir Hans Krebs' very own bicycle, complete with basket. I found it very amusing. Krebs was at least 40% cycle, I'd say, don't you think so Sergeant Pluck? You can see him actually riding one of his cycles here:
http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v1/n3/fig_tab/nrm1200_225a_ft.html

Dragonstar said...

Brilliant!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Genius: this has REALLY made me chuckle

The cycle I see most often by the way - like you're interested - is Gibbs reflective cycle, 'beloved' of all nursing students... and easier to draw too.

But MUCH less entertaining than this one.

jams o donnell said...

Andrew that is brilliant. So that is the real Krebs cycle!

Glad you like it Dragonstar!

Glad you like it Lisa. The Gibbs cycle is a god one and very useful too!

Liz said...

I don't have a background in biochemistry but I appreciate the photo!

jams o donnell said...

I assure you it will have every biochemist rolling in the aisles!

Stan said...

This raised a smile and a memory!

Have you seen "post no bills", Jams?

jams o donnell said...

Haha A good one!

Ruth said...

Excellent, but I'm with you and would've chosen the ornithine cycle too - I did my PhD on ornithine decarboxylase :)

jams o donnell said...

Ah I would say great minds think alike Ruth but since you are Dr Ruth your mind is greater!