As I was working on updating our Introductory tutorial on UniProt, I stumbled onto an article that I really enjoyed reading, just for the fun of it. It turned out to be a well written article celebrating the 50th birthday of the founder of UniProt, Amos Bairoch, and how he never intended to be the head of such an important bioinformatics resource. As I investigated, I discovered that the November article was part of their “Protein Spotlight” feature. Most articles describe a specific protein or family of proteins in a conversational format – I just happened to find a birthday celebration article on someone I had just heard speak (Amos) at the 2nd International Biocurator Meeting. (That’s a phenomenal meeting that Trey & I attended in late October, and a subject I’ll post on another time.) I’ve been reading the articles each month since then & am looking forward to reading a new January article, and continuing to catch up on past articles. All the posts I’ve seen have been authored by Vivienne Baillie Gerritsen & I really like her style. Thanks a bunch for these GREAT reads, Vivienne!