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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Wake up very early, of course sleepy, and stoned as fuck. The website has to be finished before noon, next congress brochure has to be sent even earlier. Fingers flowing fast on the keyboard, images, text, typo, adjustments. Why the fuck is the department mail not working? It's time to collect your stuff already, destination university. … Continue reading Snapshot of a day like any other.