If any readers are in the Boston MA area this weekend, consider stopping by for the lecture I'll be giving at Newton Wellesley Hospital 12/01/2007 at 2:00 PM
I received my first hard copy of The GenoType Diet. Beautiful cover. Felt like crying a bit, as waves of feelings came over me. This was a hard, hard, book to write. Two years, two co-authors, two editors. But it had to be written. In fact, it almost wrote itself. Pre-orders have sent the book up to #74 on amazon.com, which is pretty good considering that it doesn't officially come out until December 26th. GTD is probably my most readable and lyrical book since ER4YT. I hope you like it.
Speaking of feelings, can you listen to Steve Job's address to the 2005 graduating class at Stanford University and not be touched on some very deep level?
Why not watch it and find out?
Added a new channel on YouTube for the GenoType Diet Videos. Three have been uploaded already. The link is on the right, under 'Blogroll' but for all you lazy-bones, here it is:
Stay tuned for a major announcement concerning IfHI 2007:
We have just received confirmation that one of our featured speakers will be Professor of Medicine Gerhard Uhlenbruck from the University of Cologne. Dr. Uhlenbruck will be joining an international faculty of experts including Dr. William Mitchell (Washington, USA), Dr. Thomas Greenfield (Kent, UK), Dr. Walter Crinnion (Arizona, USA), Dr. Emily Kane (Alaska, USA), Dina Khader (New York, USA), Dr. Erika Klus (Minnesota, US), Dr. David Bove (Oregon, USA) and myself.
Dr. Uhlenbruck is a legendary figure in lectin and blood group research. His seminal work has led to the discovery of new and novel lectins (such as peanut agglutinin) and the characterisation of lectin activities and antigen specificities (the chemical structure of T antigen was established in 1969 by Prof. Uhlenbruck and his colleagues). You can not read any modern textbook on lectinology or immunology without encountering Dr. Uhlenbruck's research legacy.
(photo from 'Lectins", Second Edition, by Sharon and Lis.
"From Fast Food to Fast Feet and from General Feeding to Individual Food."
You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet such an important figure. Thanks to IfHI fellows Cocky van Hesteren and Isa-Manuela Albrecht for initiating the the European contact and to Martha D'Adamo and Carol Agostino for the follow-up.
We now have the full IfHI 2007 conference website up and functional. However, we are probably close to half-booked to capacity, so if you didn't add your name to the preregistration list and you are planning to attend, you probably should think about registering ASAP.