Login

Join for Free!
112418 members


Biophysics - Where art thou?

Any comments about the site and the forum go here.

Moderator: BioTeam

Biophysics - Where art thou?

Postby cytochromeP » Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:59 pm

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 :)
Know thyself.
User avatar
cytochromeP
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:17 pm
Location: Third Rock From The Sun

Postby Poison » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:47 pm

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?
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.
User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Well...

Postby cytochromeP » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:48 pm

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.
Know thyself.
User avatar
cytochromeP
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:17 pm
Location: Third Rock From The Sun


Postby MrMistery » Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:21 pm

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..
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:58 am

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" :D
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby MrMistery » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:48 pm

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
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:00 pm

Don't forget Victor with his Virology :D
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby MrMistery » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:55 pm

Oh yeah, sorry. What forum would you like Dr.Stein?
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:37 am

Aww wake up, Andrew my dear. Just scroll up and read my previous post. Your question was answered :)
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby MrMistery » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:45 pm

UUPPSS! Sorry... Guess my memory is not what it used to be...
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:42 pm

Maybe you need to rest it for a while ;) Or you want to upgrade it to 512 MB or more? :D
Image
User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Postby MrMistery » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:47 pm

i already have 512 mb ram on the pc, but it doesn't help...
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Next

Return to Site Suggestions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron