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About mikebriggs1910

Mike Briggs obtained his PhD at the MRC Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, studying the genetic basis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. He undertook postdoctoral work at UCLA identifying the genetic basis of chondrodysplasias. In 1996 Mike moved to Manchester as an AR-UK Fellow to continue studying disease mechanisms in chondrodysplasia. In 2004 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship that was renewed in 2009. In 2012 he was appointed Professor of Skeletal Genetics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University and continues to work on disease mechanisms in chondrodysplasia with a focus on identifying novel therapeutics for these rare diseases. Mike has been instrumental in establishing several European consortia for the diagnosis and research of rare skeletal diseases. These have included European Skeletal Dysplasia Network, EuroGrow and most recently SYBIL, a large-scale FP7 funded project involving 18 partners over 5 years.

Yogi Berra’s greatest quotes

Some brilliant ones here:-

  • It’s like deja-vu all over again
  • It ain’t the heat; it’s the humility
  • Baseball is 90% mental – the other half is physical
  • I never said most of the things I said… Take it with a grin of salt
  • If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else
  • He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious
  • You can observe a lot by watching
  • The future ain’t what it used to be
  • Never answer an anonymous letter
  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it
  • I always thought that record would stand until it was broken
  • If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be
  • Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours