How to win a Nobel Prize. And how I am following the rules.

I started this blog with the aim to share my first steps in Science, and I have always mentioned that these pages are written by an early-stage, not-so-important, bioinformatics-hybrid PhD student. Thus, I have never claimed a particular expertise, or to be important enough to be an influencer in theoretical biology. Of course, reading this post will … Continue reading How to win a Nobel Prize. And how I am following the rules.

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30 years of Art meeting Science. A lecture by William Latham.

Leopard jacket, a plastic red shirt. A kitsch style that only Brits can wear with unquestionable style. William Latham gains the attention at the first sight. Born in 1961, he pioneered the field of computer art, and got known for his organic artworks based on the processes of evolution. After having founded the Computer Artworks Ltd, game studio … Continue reading 30 years of Art meeting Science. A lecture by William Latham.

Hey scientists, chill down and "watch" some music.

Find awesomeness and let it trill you. Art, music and any good fuel for your brain is very needed in Science, because we constantly need to bring our mind higher, and very often far away from pur books, papers, pwerpoints, experiments and scripts. Otherwise, terrible things may happen. So, if you are bored, tired, pissed … Continue reading Hey scientists, chill down and "watch" some music.

#ERN14, the "Italian Breaking Bad" screened at Sapienza University of #Rome.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the European Researchers Night 2014. I am hanging at the Department of Chemistry of Sapienza University, getting ready to take pics to share with you on twitter and to report the roman side of this European event. In the meanwhile, I really want to share with you this amazing italian movie you … Continue reading #ERN14, the "Italian Breaking Bad" screened at Sapienza University of #Rome.

Was America discovered by the Romans? DNA sequencing provides evidence to substantiate this hypothesis.

Since my childhood, I was taught that the first european to set foot on the American continent was Cristoforo Colombo. Or better, the Vikings, but Italian education system never gave too much importance to those northern horned freaks. Then, when I moved to Barcelona, people argued me that Cristoforo Colombo's name was actually Cristobal Colon, … Continue reading Was America discovered by the Romans? DNA sequencing provides evidence to substantiate this hypothesis.

A couple of links to understand the Biology of Zombies. Happy Halloween guys!

I must confess that I am wasting a good part of my precious time to graduate on an illegal streaming website where I do feast of Walking Dead episodes. As a biologist, I cannot help to be fascinated by the prespective of a parasite able to kill its host and restore the basal life function … Continue reading A couple of links to understand the Biology of Zombies. Happy Halloween guys!

Painting Darwin. Evolutionary street art in the Isle of Wight.

Just a small post to share this video. Sometimes human arts meet science and, when they do, the carachters that traced the shape of modern science become popular icons. And when street art is involved, these icons will be on the walls. And walls can talk more than one could expect. In this video we … Continue reading Painting Darwin. Evolutionary street art in the Isle of Wight.