Update: Quantitative Viral Ecology: Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts won the award for best postgraduate textbook from the Royal Society of Biology.
Research grant consulting has great benefits. Reviewing and editing the proposals keeps me current in across the life sciences. In fields outside the life sciences, I serve as your colleague and novice or lay expert reviewer from another department. About two years ago, a book editing opportunity came my way through Twitter. In a Twitter conversation Jung Choi @jung_gt was following, someone complained about not getting research grants funded or leaving science and replied “or hire my wife” @grantsciencelab. In less than five minutes, his colleague Joshua Weitz, who was also following the conversation and said, “What’s this about hiring your wife?” [Read more…]