Biogeekipedia: collecting raw materials

RNAigeekipediaentryWired’s Geekipedia is marketed as “People, places, ideas and trends you need to know now“. As such you can find biology and biotech related terms in it (part of the current hip and tech-savvy culture) like ‘stem cells‘, ‘RNAi‘ or ‘brain implants‘, explained. But you won’t find the terms ‘Natureplex’, ‘executable cell biology’, ‘Open Notebook Science’, ‘SciFoo Camp’, ’23andMe’ or ‘Pharyngula’ in it. The idea of building a Geekipedia (call it Biogeekipedia) specialized to the life sciences (biology, biotech, biomedical sciences, bioengineering, biobloggers…) seems pretty straightforward. (Or you can expand it to all natural sciences, but that is not my concern here.) So here I’d like to ask my readers to suggest entries for this Biogeekipedia, exotic, rare, but cool niche terms, buzzwords, good phrases, sentences, ideas and people within the biotech realm (web included) we all need to know. Use your imagination instead of your tag cloud. I start with my own embyronic list right now on the top of my head without links and explanations (Intensive work hours are inversely correlated to the number of quality blog posts). Needless to say it is more of a joke than a serious adventure. (List updated with the suggestions of Mr. Gunn, Jon Rowley and Matthew Oki O’ Connor.)

23andMe

Adie, Euan

aging

ATP/ADP

biobase

biogerontology

biomaterials

biotech DIY (DIY biology, bioDIY, home biology , garage biology, Homebrew Molecular Biology Club)

cancer immunoediting

cell fusion

Chemical Blogspace

CIRM

Connotea

convergent medical technologies

Craig Venter

deCODE

Easton, Alf

embryome

executable cell biology

FACS

Geekipedia

Genentech

genetic reprogramming

Google First Ladies

Google Palimpsest Project

Google Scholar

greasemonkey

Hannay, Timo

high troughput screening

Hubmed

Human Genome Project

illumina

iPS

JoVE

Laboratory Website Awards

“low-input, high-throughput, no-output biology”

microarray

mitochondrial DNA

molecular biography

Myers, PZ

Natureplex

Navigenics

Nature Publishing Group

NIH

open data

Open Science

Open Notebook Science

OpenWetWare

“omics”

p53

peer review

Personal Genome Project

personalized (genetics, genomics, medicine)

pluripotency

PCR

PLoS

polonator

postgenomic

Proposition 71

PubMed

Qiagen

regenerative medicine

regenmed 2.0 (regmed)

reverse engineering

science blogs

Scienceblogs

science blog carnivals

SciFoo Camp

signal transduction

SENS

SNPedia

solexa

synthetic biology

systems biology

sequencing methods

sirtuins

SNP

tissue engineering (Rober Langer, Jospeh Vacanti, Eugene Bell)

Watson, James

Wired (Wired Science)

Yamanaka

7 thoughts on “Biogeekipedia: collecting raw materials

  1. iPS
    pluripotency
    cell fusion
    biobase
    SNPedia
    open data
    Alf Eaton
    Hubmed
    Euan Adie
    Connotea
    Neil Saunders
    Pedro Beltrão
    baoilleach
    Noel O’Boyle
    greasemonkey
    chemical blogspace
    openwetware
    Yamanaka
    deCODE
    George Church
    illumina
    solexa
    polonator
    Navigenics

  2. Excellent list, post updated, thanks, Grady. I left out the bloggers because if include any name suggestion then suddenly everybody will be on the list.🙂 Names should come with arguments: what is so special about this or that science geek. Of course, for the science blogging entry it is good have a list of the top ten science bloggers.

  3. embryome

    high content analysis

    high throughput screening

    convergent medical technologies

    combination products

    regenmed 2.0

    bob langer

    joseph vacanti

    eugene bell

    biomaterials

    biomaterials for guiding cell function

    and of course: The Regeneration Staition🙂

  4. Thanks Jon, post updated I put the big tissue engineering names after the term ’tissue engineering’. If there will be more interesting suggestions like the former 2 we can move to a more serious phase with brief description, definition of the terms with links.

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