continuous improvement

We had a lab retreat! (and you should too)

Peccoud Lab Retreat 2018 was a big success This weekend, the Peccoud lab went on a three-day retreat at the Cliff House Hotel in Manitou, CO. A retreat for a small academic lab may sound like an unusual idea, but...

5s lab organization training

5S Lab Organization – an Old Dog Learns New Tricks

When I interviewed for my present position in the Peccoud lab at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, David Ball gave me a tour of the lab and I immediately noticed that every item on a bench or desk was outlined with yellow tape and labeled....

The A-Myth

In 1999, I left a tenured position in a French university to create a software company in Seattle. This was the high of the dot com boom when investors would put a seven figure valuation on any PowerPoint presentation. We...