My first post…why a blog?

For quite some time, this website has not been updated, because it preceded the current website of the Systems Biology lab (, headed by myself and Bas Teusink (honestly this is more Bas’ task than mine, having two captains on the same ship is of course not ideal). So I had to give up this site or do something new with it, give it a new purpose. Since I enjoy writing, inspiring young researchers, and generally have plenty of ideas that I will not do anything with — such as publish or discuss with others; I decided for this blog. Let’s see how it develops. I hope that I enjoy working on it regularly, say a few posts per month, some small, some huge. Let’s see whether it suits me.