Member since: October 27, 2011
A biophysicist by training, I have used a number of techniques from the physical sciences to investigate biological systems and their evolution. My focus so far was on the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques to fossils, embryonic development and cold tolerance but I did some excursions into music perception, measuring brain structure, or vocal production in elephants as well.
This entailed collaborations with researchers from many different backgrounds located in different time zones, which triggered an interest as to how online tools could be used to communicate research more effectively than what is current practice. Meanwhile freelancing as an online science strategist, I have a special interest in using collaborative platforms like wikis and GitHub in research contexts. My PhD thesis (in Physics) is available for free download, and so are all my scholarly articles and many of my talks.
Other than with research and open knowledge projects, I spend my time with family, I enjoy playing with languages, and I sing in a band that performs Central Asian folk music.