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Studying BSc Biomedical Science at Imperial College London.

I have several years worth of experience in

web development (HTML, PHP, CSS, JS, SQL; both raw and using frameworks jQuery and Smarty)

and programming (Windows/C++, Android/Java, Flash/AS3)

as well as some hobbyist experience in design (Inkscape, GIMP, Autodesk 3D).

Active member of the London Hackspace Biohackers whenever time permits; I also love tweaking and meddling but rarely find the time these days (in other words, hacking). Also, laptops don't permit for meddling a lot unfortunately.


Aug
16
comment Why did life not evolve to use radio?
What about Sharks?
Aug
15
comment Given ATP synthase's structure, how can 3.33 protons ultimately synthesize one and only one ATP?
I think the point is that the rotation of the c subunits is not directly linked to the gamma rotor's movement. As far as I recall, the stator locks the rotor until sufficient energy has built up, then it will let the rotor move 120° in one stroke (kind of like a spring snapping I suppose), stirring the next a or b subunit. BCM has been a while so I'll check up on that and come back with ref tomorrow :)
Aug
15
comment Given ATP synthase's structure, how can 3.33 protons ultimately synthesize one and only one ATP?
It's probably not that the rotation has to stop on 120° but rather pass 120°? That's the impression I got from the snapshot animation of tagged subunits anyway.
Aug
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Optimization of annealing temperature
Aug
14
comment Why do we get runny noses in the cold?
Just to add, cold air has a lower capacity to solve water. Hence why cold air tends to be drier than warm air.
Aug
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on (Rough) Model for DNA evolution in E. coli genes
Aug
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Finding the number of chromosomes of an organism
Aug
12
asked Why are pilots under the illusion of gaining altitude without doing so?
Aug
5
comment How are synaptic vesicles brought to the synapse?
In eukaryotic cells you can assume most things not to be floating freely. Enzymes and smaller molecules just diffuse, but all organelles and even big proteins are in constant contact with the cytoskeleton. (Source: Conversations with lecturers)
Aug
1
comment Is the theory of evolution being disproved by bats?
Darwin's theory was flawed and that's not a secret, but the contemporary theory of evolution is about as accepted as it gets. Species or traits which pose a challenge to it are nowadays more commonly regarded as a case which will be solved sooner or later (possibly by fossil findings) rather than a potential proof against the theory.
Aug
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on behaviour tag wiki excerpt
Aug
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on antibody tag wiki excerpt
Jul
29
comment Glomerular Filtration Rate
It's worth noting that the afferent arterioles are significantly larger than the efferent arterioles, which creates the high-pressure environment required for filtration in the first place.
Jul
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on synapses tag wiki excerpt
Jul
12
comment Do cockroaches have less health issues than humans?
Yup, thanks indeed :)
Jul
12
comment Do cockroaches have less health issues than humans?
It would be nice if you could add where you read that about radioactive harm.
Jul
12
revised Do cockroaches have less health issues than humans?
grammar etc
Jul
9
comment Is ovum + ovum fertilization possible for human?
The problem is that in cloning you are inserting a diploid somatic nucleus into an egg cell so that works. in fertilising with a haploid sperm, the sperm brings mechanisms for nucleus fusion. two egg nuclei would require us to manually fuse them, which they would probably refuse.
Jun
26
comment Why does ampicillin in solution turn yellow?
Cheers, very informative. NADH was just because that's the only yellow compound our classes have dealt with until now.
Jun
26
comment Why does ampicillin in solution turn yellow?
Oh wow I didn't even know that was possible. So could the colour come from the Phe-like member when it breaks off?