The difficulty of understanding nature

A precious thing that being a biologist gives you is the ability to see the world in a different way. As you can imagine this includes many different aspects, most of them very subjective. One of my favorite biologist-peculiar special views is how we see our place in the universe. By our place I mean…

My name is.. – Naming can be hard!

If you have a field of knowledge, it being a hobby for coins collection, passion for football or a science, you need names. You want to know which coins are part of your collection, you want to know your favorite players and similarly you want to know what you find/study and talk about. This is…

Jaw Drop #5 – CRISPR/Cas9

With all the recent and less recent talks about genetic engineering, I think it’s easy to get lost into the topic. Modifying a genome, being bacterial or human, is definetly not a new tactic. We’ve been doing that for decades, what’s new is having found a very strong tool. CRISPRS/Cas9 mechanism is being increasing in…

A personal thought – Why a scientist?

Although I’m probably ending my career as a researcher, I hope in molecular biology, I want to talk about what it is like to be a scientist in general. I know I’m not “officially” a scientist yet and I’ll still need many years to gain the right of being called that, but still, wanting to…

Muting Question #2 – What are you looking at??

Some weeks ago I was at my embryology course and we were talking about the eye. Such a complex, performant and awesome organ! It always fascinated me, and to know all of the evolution behind it, it’s really interesting. In our last ten minutes the professor talked about our retina and how it’s organized. This…

Muting questions #0 – Why is that?? Ehmm…

A solid part of being a scientist is to be curious and skeptical. To ask questions, not to stop to the fact but to investigate up to the sources. Asking something that other people don’t ask, or ask questions that people think of having aswers of, is a really hard task. Someone say even, that…