Last week I started my new job as a researcher in the field of genetic epidemiology at a university hospital in the Netherlands. Working for a UNIX consultancy firm for some time was a lot of fun, but being back in science is even more fun!

My job will keep me occupied with system administration of the servers used for genetic computations, improving several genetics packages for the programming language R, including getting them adapted to multi-CPU environments, and, maybe later, even try to get those calculations done on graphics cards (GPGPU computing/CUDA). And, of course, I need to get up to speed with genetics and epidemiology, and the math involved, as quickly as possible :-). So, no physics involved here, but who knows where this will bring me. And so far it’s been a lot of fun!

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