Not edited since 2009….with the exception of: check my new blog and project over at Personal Proteomics
Pimm – Partial immortalization is a weblog about personal genetics, stem cells and mitochondria, regenerative medicine, biotechnology, indefinite life extension, science hacks and bioDIY amongst others.
I am interested in any challenging academic-industrial-web job where I can invent, build, adopt, transfer technologies, solve problems and organize, manage people.
I am Attila Chordash (say tshor-dash) = Attila Csordás (Hungarian), born and raised in Budapest, a trained molecular biologist and biotechnologist with a background in human mitochondrial genetics and stem cell biology. My long time interest in aging led me to focus on mitochondria in the first place and stem cells in the second. But aging is a field where scientists increasingly should apply today’s integrative, systemic biological approaches and tools.
So I realized that in order to catch up with today’s integrative biological approaches I need to enrich my biological research projects with very practical informatics skills.
Also I feel that concerning the current pace of scientific research (genomics especially) one of the main problems is to develop tools for handling large datasets and making them accessible.
As a rookie coder, in the last couple of months I’ve acquired the basics in the following languages/tools many times by going through O’Reilly School of Technology courses: Unix/Linux, Java, Perl, Eclipse, Emacs, vim, Android, iPhone Dev/Obj C/Xcode, MySQL, SQLite, Twitter API, R, HTML/CSS, Ruby.
I got a master’s degree in philosophy too and had an experience as a technology and science journalist for general audience. Check some incoming links for References.
Research Techniques/Computer Techniques referred to as Skills.
I recently moved back to Budapest after living in New Orleans for more than 1 year working at the Tulane University as a research scientist.
For first readers: The aim of regenerative medicine is to regenerate all tissues and organs of the human body with the help of stem cells’ regenerative potential. Theoretically if all tissues and organs of an adult body were regenerated once, then it could be regenerated two and eventually n times. This technological possibility is called partial immortalization.
Check Systemic regmed to learn more.
Warning: Everything here is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. No warranties or other guarantees will be offered as to the quality of the opinions or anything else offered here.
My main advisor is my wife: Anna Sebestyén.
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Some photos: Anna’s left foot and gadgets: