Ways of moving forward

Collaborations are beautiful things. They bring more hands to the table. Say for example that you have too much data, and you do not have enough specialized hands to get it analysed in time, then a descent collaboration with another group may feel like God-given. Also, they often bring more competence to the table. Say for example that you have too much data, and you do not have enough specialized hands to get it analysed in time, then a descent collaboration with another group can be just amazing. And it may speed up the process. Say for example that you have too much data, and you do not have enough specialized hands to get it analysed in time, then a descent collaboration with another group may be just what you need.

 

But even better than the practicalities, collaborations almost always advance your as well as your collaborators knowledge and edge. It is a good way to take your research-group one step further. These latest few days we have been visiting the International Commission for Missing Persons in Hauge, I, Vendela, and Anna. This organisation is made up by some very competent and productive people, and the DNA section is headed by an old friend of mine, Thomas Parsons. The DNA side of ICMP exhibits an outstanding efficiency and nurses as much scientific curiosity as is possible within an organisation that is not mainly research-focused. I do not know what kind of long-term collaboration this will lead to, if any, but already the latest two days have given us new things to think about, and it would certainly be fun to pick up my professional contact with Tom again.

Tom getting his hands dirty with sampling (sampling me)

Tom

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