Biophysics – Where art thou?
October 2, 2005 at 2:59 pm #2048cytochromePParticipant
Biology is witnessing a tremendous age of new discoveries and inventions and technologies. A large chunk of this success story belongs to a plethora of biophysical techniques – NMR, IR, X-ray cryatallography to name a few.
Anyone who has gone through any research paper, in peer reviewed international journals (like Nature, Science, etc), must have seen the amount of jargon one encounters. Especially the molecular biology papers. Each one is stuffed with all sorts of assays. Its high time that we have a platform to discuss/share/ask/… biophysical stuff.
biology-online.org, a great community of would-be-biologists, is already doing such a nice job. BUT…we still dont have a section on BIOPHYSICS.
Lets have a BIOPHYSICS section.
Wat say ppl? Wat say admin?
P.S.: It would be great if the moderators post this request in every section and make it sticky and get ppl to vote on it 🙂
October 2, 2005 at 4:47 pm #30266PoisonParticipant
Thanks for your suggestion. But how many biophysics quesitons are there in this forum? Not many. So what’s the point on having a new -and empty-board? 🙂
This is my opinion. What do you guys think?
October 3, 2005 at 1:48 pm #30305cytochromePParticipant
Biophysics is a kind of subject which one generally encounters at a post-graduation level. Majority of the biology students dont tend to have a liking for maths or physics. They therefore will tend to be scared/dislike/avoid biophysics. I agree that not not many ‘biophyiscal’ questions are being asked. And I also think that having a section on biophysics would’nt get ppl to suddenly and miraculously get curious about biophysics. But I really feel that ppl should know about biophysics a bit before they are faced with it in there syllabi. Would having an empty section on biophysics be such an issue?
Besides, biology-online.org is googlable. A google hit on such kind of advanced topics by some real biologist might even aid in making this site popular. This would certainly aid in drawing in members who are a bit more serious about biology which would surely benefit the serious biological minority who are already members of biology-online.org.
October 3, 2005 at 6:21 pm #30330
There are many topics like biophysics: biomathematics, biostatics so on, so on, so on. If we were to make a forum for each of them, we would end up having 1000 of them. So, yes, it is kinda a big issue. I am not saying you are wrong because you aren’t, but it simply isn’t worth it since there have been like 2-3 questions about this since i signed on last year…
November 7, 2005 at 1:58 am #32172
That’s too specific to have it on a special section, I guess. If I could have one(s), I want to have a special section for Endocrinology, Immunology, and Reproductive Biology. They are my “three musketeers” 😀
November 7, 2005 at 7:48 pm #32255
I’m sticking with Photosynthesis. And i know Dave likes Ecology. And Ozge with her oncology. And we could give Kyle a forum on Entropy
November 9, 2005 at 12:00 pm #32413
Don’t forget Victor with his Virology 😀
November 9, 2005 at 7:55 pm #32454
Oh yeah, sorry. What forum would you like Dr.Stein?
November 12, 2005 at 12:37 am #32568
Aww wake up, Andrew my dear. Just scroll up and read my previous post. Your question was answered 🙂
November 12, 2005 at 12:45 pm #32596
UUPPSS! Sorry… Guess my memory is not what it used to be…
November 12, 2005 at 11:42 pm #32618
Maybe you need to rest it for a while 😉 Or you want to upgrade it to 512 MB or more? 😀
November 13, 2005 at 7:47 pm #32647
i already have 512 mb ram on the pc, but it doesn’t help…
November 14, 2005 at 9:14 am #32664quote MrMistery:
Then you should change your processor 😀
December 25, 2005 at 1:16 pm #35531quote Dr.Stein:
Ups, you lack one word Dr…it’s “clinical” so it would be “clinical virology”. Because I don’t handle plant viruses..that will be Andrew’s portion. And later I will come up with Biochemistry…ahahahahaha
V and V..Victor and Virology..good couple isn’t it?? 😆
December 25, 2005 at 5:00 pm #35553
I need to put my memory on stand by for a few weeks. Unfortunately, you don’t win medals by resting…
December 26, 2005 at 1:18 pm #35596
mine is still 128 Dr..would you change it for me?? because I have to stimulate my brain over and over….
January 6, 2006 at 9:43 am #36322
…even a doctor needs to hibernate 😆 I’ll come back again asap 🙂
How could I change it for you? I think all you need is upgrading your system 🙂
January 7, 2006 at 1:56 pm #36476
Yeah whatever as long as I can do best with my Bio…ahahaha
what things would you suggest to me?
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