Our manuscript about how the CRP proteins of E. coli and H. influenzae differ in their sequence specificity has been provisionally accepted, and the revised version is almost ready to send back to the journal. We weren't able to do the one experiment requested by the editor, but we make what we think is a pretty good argument about why it isn't needed.
The only remaining problem is that some of the figures look a bit weird, I think due to being shuffled between different formats. The dark grey shading in some of the bar-graph bars has turned into a dark grey check pattern. My former-postdoc-coauthor converted the figures into high-resolution PDFs so he could email them to me, but maybe he should instead post them to one of those file-sharing sites where I can download them. I know Google Groups works for this, but I think there are also sites dedicated to this.
The Response to Reviewers letter has been written and revised and polished, so once the figures are sorted out I think I can sit down and do the on-line submission.
Other tasks for the soon-to-be-departing Co-op tech
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