Some Budding Yeast I Used to Grow
January 24, 2013 10:05 AM   Subscribe

A biologist researcher laments the present difficulty of getting funding for yeast experiments. In song form. With a stop motion animation video. And music by Gotye.
posted by grouse (17 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

This is part of the annual MCB Follies at UC-Berkley. This year there weren't many songs, but everything from the last 5 years or so is online (other Krefman videos are here).

Note: Grad school pressure is brilliant.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 10:14 AM on January 24, 2013 [6 favorites]

Apparently singing scientists is what my day has been lacking. I love this post! Off to explore the promise of another five years worth of songs now.
posted by harujion at 10:19 AM on January 24, 2013

Forwarded to every bench bioscientist I know.
posted by KathrynT at 10:28 AM on January 24, 2013

Yeast researcher leavens day, bread
posted by MuffinMan at 10:30 AM on January 24, 2013 [4 favorites]

My wife is going to flip out for this. Thank you -- totally awesome.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 10:36 AM on January 24, 2013

So is this some sort of pseudohyphae branching out from yesterday's fermenting MetaTalk thread?
posted by Toekneesan at 10:37 AM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ok, there goes my afternoon. I'm going to watch all of these now.
posted by mayurasana at 10:40 AM on January 24, 2013

Add the live version of I Want to Graduate to the list too.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 10:54 AM on January 24, 2013

Oh god, it's my life.

*Written from pitch black and freezing cold microscope room where I have been for 3 hours and will be for another 2 at least. I get 2-3 min breaks while the scope captures time series. Don't even get me started on the data I'm
posted by Cygnet at 11:02 AM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

I put my biological sciences training to use making homebrewed beer, so yeast are one of my favorite organisms. But maybe this researcher should try another funding source apart from the NIH. Yeast are vital to the multi-billion dollar brewing industry and it seems that SABMiller and AB InBev might be willing to fund some work.
posted by exogenous at 11:09 AM on January 24, 2013

Oh, very nifty! Also, the title made me laugh and laugh, possibly more than necessary, but I feel ever so much better now. Who knew yeast could be so....uplifting?
posted by but no cigar at 11:43 AM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

I don't think I have see any parody beat the "Blot blot western baby got no bands this shit is crazy" motif of "Bad Project" (as in "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga) was my mantra through many 'dark' hours in the darkroom....
posted by Tandem Affinity at 7:23 PM on January 24, 2013

I bet he could get a Kickstarter project funded...
posted by Gorgik at 7:26 PM on January 24, 2013

Sitting on the couch next to my husband, the yeast biologist, and say "Hey, i think you'll like this." He says, "Hey, I know that dude! Just met him at a conference." I love science and scientists. Also, the simplicity of model systems.
posted by fyrebelley at 9:26 PM on January 24, 2013

Nobody mentions Bad Project?
posted by Carius at 10:15 AM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

That's ... that's wonderful.
posted by rmd1023 at 9:01 AM on January 27, 2013

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