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Zotero: this is what I was looking for!

febbraio 24, 2008

Some months ago I get acquainted with latex and I was no more able to leave it. I think that bibtex is one of the most intelligent things researchers have done in order to give a systematic appearance to their activity (which is far from systematic, indeed 😀 ). Unfortunately the way bibtex works and the support it has in some relevant fields like computational biology prevents it from reaching a real spread. Some days ago I came across this tool, it’s named Zotero, I thought: “What a strange name for a citation manager…should I take it seriously!?!”. I should have! Zotero is one of the best REALLY INTEGRATED citation manager I’ve ever seen, with the most powerful functionalities (and, among them, the capability to export citations in a number of different formats, bibtex included!). Zotero allows you to take notes on your documents, to store pdfs and it is able to integrate itself with most commong document editors and blogging platforms. Moreover future developments announced on the official site include bibliographic content sharing and all the stuff that a real research 2.0 application should have. Amazing, isn’t it? You should give it a try!


On the Process of Becoming a Great Scientist

febbraio 16, 2008

Look at this interesting paper appeared today on PLoS Computational Biology!

“In the Editorial ‘‘Ten Simple Rules for Doing Your Best research, According to Hamming’’, Erren and colleagues discussed ten ideas originally presented by Hamming for how to do great science. I am grateful that the authors started this discussion. Scientific careers are very challenging, and there is a lack of training in many graduate programs to provide this kind of career meta-advice. Such discussions are a good tarting point, and young scientists should take them seriously.
In the vein of promoting further debate and discussion, I provide here a different and perhaps deeper look at what makes a successful scientist. While I can’t claim to have the reputation of Hamming, I grew up in a family of well-known scientists, and have had plenty of chances to observe the trajectories of scientific careers over my lifetime….”

Borse di studio

agosto 4, 2007

Presso l’ Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico di Bari (IRCCS “Giovanni Paolo II”) sono disponibili 14 borse di studio per titoli. Tra le posizioni disponibili ci sono anche alcune riguardanti farmacologia e oncologia clinica sperimentale. Trovate tutti i particolari a questo indirizzo: