If you get your hands on this month’s Chemistry World, and flip to the back section – the “Last Retort” – you can read about the kinds of reactions I’ve had on the name of this blog. I’ve been using easternblot as online handle for several years now, and it has led to some interesting conversations. I list all the different meanings I’ve come across for the phrase, and why I think it will never catch on as name for a new biochemical technique.
I haven’t picked up a chemistry magazine since I studied chemistry in undergrad in the previous millennium, so I’m rather pleased with my author copy of CW. Yay, chemistry!