Turn your smartphone in a microscope ocular.

If you're up for some Sunday biological geekerys, you might enjoy this video introducing the iDu Optics' LabCam microscope adapter, that will fit your iPhone into a microscope ocular to show the image on the screen. On my old blog ATCGeek, I wrote a couple of comments on the possible role smartphones might have in biological research, and … Continue reading Turn your smartphone in a microscope ocular.

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Welcome to the bioinformatics blog you are not looking for.

When I created atcgeek.net, I was a master student in cell biology and bioinformatics looking for a PhD position or, to better say it, I was a 20-something-almost-30 random guy who was looking for his way in science. And in life. At the time, I was working on a computational genomics project for my thesis, … Continue reading Welcome to the bioinformatics blog you are not looking for.

Those viral Evolutionary Biology notes. A late confession.

Time for late confessions. This story dates back to the 2000s, and it is about free diffusion of knowledge, internet, evolution, an angry academic and a monster (I mean "another monster", distinct from the angry academic). It was the 2007, and I was hardly trying to find a way out from my bachelor degree. At the … Continue reading Those viral Evolutionary Biology notes. A late confession.

Is "how to do bioinformatics" the major topic in bioinformaticians online reading habits?

Sifting through my website stats, I realised that bioinformaticians are reading more posts discussing "how to do bioinformatics" than the ones with a strict scientific content. Is this a feature of this blog, or does it reflect a common problem with working habits? Drawing some conclusions after two years of atcgeek After almost a couple … Continue reading Is "how to do bioinformatics" the major topic in bioinformaticians online reading habits?

The four most stupid things I have ever done in bioinformatics.

It was a cold November morning, year 2011. Sapienza University has a huge campus next to the city centre of Rome, where the main faculties are stored in huge buildings in the rationalist style. Yet, the faculty of Biochemistry has a detached site in the neighboured flanking the campus, San Lorenzo. I was crossing the streets of … Continue reading The four most stupid things I have ever done in bioinformatics.

Organising the European #PlantScience Retreat 2016 in Barcelona.

There is no better way to come back to my blog writing than by announcing a couple of novelties. As someone may remember,at the beginning of January I joined the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Barcelona as PhD student. Along with other PhDs at the CRAG, I am volunteering for the organisation of the … Continue reading Organising the European #PlantScience Retreat 2016 in Barcelona.