Something to smile
Research Unit for
Molecular and Cellular Physiology


Considering the unresolved problem mankind is facing (hunger, pollution, violence, etc..) we want to conjure a small smile on your/our face as a small step to make this world a bit happier place.

Life is hard and especially for scientists - at least sometimes (think on the last time you have got a paper review back). That's why we have invented our "Something to smile" page. Read it, watch it, and if you smile...hey, that's everything we want.


Picture of the month:


May/June 2008:


Coming soon




previous "pictures of the month"


Meanwhile we keep working & working & working..... if you want to see us running.



Lab rules (according to )

1. When you don't know what you're doing, do it neatly.
2. Experiments must be reproduceable, they should fail the same way each time.
3. First draw your curves, then plot your data.
4. Experience is directly proportional to equipment ruined.
5. A record of data is essential, it shows you were working.
6. To study a subject best, understand it thoroughly before you start.
7. To do a lab really well, have your report done well in advance.
8. If you can't get the answer in the usual manner, start at the answer and derive the question.
9. If that doesn't work, start at both ends and try to find a common middle.
10. In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
11. Do not believe in miracles---rely on them.
12. Team work is essential.  It allows you to blame someone else.
13. All unmarked beakers contain fast-acting, extremely toxic poisons.
14. Any delicate and expensive piece of glassware will break before any use can be made of it.(Law of Spontaneous Fission)


Murphy's law (German or English)


Research eMAIL: Wolfgang F. Graier
Med Uni Graz