Biophysics – Where art thou?

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    • #2048
      cytochromeP
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      Dear biology-online.org,

      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 🙂

    • #30266
      Poison
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      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?

    • #30305
      cytochromeP
      Participant

      Hi,

      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.

    • #30330
      MrMistery
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      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…
      So, sorry..

    • #32172
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      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” 😀

    • #32255
      MrMistery
      Participant

      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

    • #32413
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Don’t forget Victor with his Virology 😀

    • #32454
      MrMistery
      Participant

      Oh yeah, sorry. What forum would you like Dr.Stein?

    • #32568
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Aww wake up, Andrew my dear. Just scroll up and read my previous post. Your question was answered 🙂

    • #32596
      MrMistery
      Participant

      UUPPSS! Sorry… Guess my memory is not what it used to be…

    • #32618
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Maybe you need to rest it for a while 😉 Or you want to upgrade it to 512 MB or more? 😀

    • #32647
      MrMistery
      Participant

      i already have 512 mb ram on the pc, but it doesn’t help…

    • #32664
      Dr.Stein
      Participant
      quote MrMistery:

      i already have 512 mb ram on the pc, but it doesn’t help…

      Then you should change your processor 😀

    • #35531
      victor
      Participant
      quote Dr.Stein:

      Don’t forget Victor with his Virology 😀

      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?? 😆

    • #35553
      MrMistery
      Participant

      @Dr.Stein
      I need to put my memory on stand by for a few weeks. Unfortunately, you don’t win medals by resting…

    • #35596
      victor
      Participant

      mine is still 128 Dr..would you change it for me?? because I have to stimulate my brain over and over….

    • #36322
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Andrew:
      …even a doctor needs to hibernate 😆 I’ll come back again asap 🙂

      Vic:
      How could I change it for you? I think all you need is upgrading your system 🙂

    • #36476
      victor
      Participant

      Yeah whatever as long as I can do best with my Bio…ahahaha
      what things would you suggest to me?

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