The fresh new Scilogs.com ready to spread its blogging wings! How exciting!
I'm really happy to be part of this whole initiative because it has a very good vibe to it. I think the best general intro is already given by Suzi Gage at her blog, so I'd like to start in medias res.
I have 2 topics which occupy me the most these days/months...
- Preparation of the first Stem cell biology textbook in Serbian in collaboration with two other great Serbian stem cell biologists I will introduce along the way
- Explorations of science/art connections - which is a topic I'm always interested in, but these days I actually got a definite idea how to go about it in a more concrete way.
For the topic 1: Stem cell textbook: my idea is to post here on my blog some working notes about e.g. chapter structure, some of the definitions (and these are quite a tricky issue when it comes to the stem cells:), perhaps some drafts of the illustrations we are preparing and then see what you guys, (and that means all the readers, not "only" fellow blogers:) have to say about it...it's not exactly open-source writing, but it is, in a way, open-source approach. My idea is to use this blog as a place for discussing some of the issues we keep coming across in the process of writing this textbook - and, no worries, I won't be posting in Serbian, but I would like to discuss the issue of using scientific terms which originated in English in other languages - I think an international forum like Scilogs.com is a perfect place for such discussion! I will be also writing about some of the new, totally exciting discoveries in the field of Regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and stem cell biology - yup, I know, it's a huge field - so stay tuned:)
For the topic 2: Science/art connections - let's keep the more specific subtopics I'd like to discuss here under a veil of mystery for just some time longer:) For an entrée or sort of a teaser trailer have a look here. Found me?
Anyway, I'll be dealing with both topics, but in separate posts, so don't you worry, I won't be posting any songs with lyrics dealing with pluripotency or stemness:) ...well, maybe just one or two...kiddin':)