I worked with Fran for many miserable years, but I should emphasize that it wasn’t her fault. She is without doubt one of the nicest and most talented scientists that I have ever met and what sets her apart from the others is the mysterious hold she has over me. Mind you, she has been taking blood from me for many years. She claims she does science with it but I suspect witchcraft, which may explain why I feel compelled to make the comments above. She is jolly clever, nevertheless and you should read her blog regularly.