Van Amerongen Lab                    Stem cell and Cancer Biology

Section of Molecular Cytology     -     Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences     -     University of Amsterdam

Things we like

Our PhD #happyplace, new PI #tenuretracks and #tenuredtracks Spotify playlists:

Tips and tricks

Handy websites

- FPbase for quickly comparing spectra of fluorescent proteins
- The International Mouse Strain Resource

Bioinformatics, Data and Image analysis tools

- Plots of Data
(an app developed by our colleagues Joachim Goedhart and Marten Postma that plots data and statistics to allow comparison of different experimental conditions)

Our favorite resources

- Amazing drawings of human breast anatomy
(on the anatomy of the breast, by Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1840)

Presentation tools

- The LiveSlides plugin
(for easy breezy embedding of videos and other webpage related content in Keynote and/or Powerpoint presentations)
- The free PollEverywhere plugin
(for getting real-time feedback from your audience. Great for instant feedback from students in class!)
- Smart Servier Medical Art
(for a free, downloadable file of Powerpoint ready image components that you can use to draw your own pathways/protein/DNA complexes etc.)

Writing tools

- Try the Edanz journal selector or the Journal/Author Name Estimator if you need help selecting a journal that best fits your manuscript.

And finally...

... this remains one of the best songs ever written about biology: