I was one of the first people in the UK to set up a research group website back in 1993 (you can read a bit about this history on the current group website)  so it is a bit odd really that I have not embraced new developments to the web for communication of my ideas and generally to advertise what we do.   I guess it is not all that surprising since there are only so many hours in the day and too many media to embrace!  As well as general services like WordPress, facebook, twitter, linkedin and so on, there are specialised networks for science such as ResarchGate.  I could spend all day (or all weekend) tapping away at each of these and never doing any new science!

As a scientist the most important form of publication is still in peer-reviewed academic journals, so this blog is not going to focus there.  See the links from my website for that.  Rather, I’ll use this for occasional informational posts/rants about issues in science, and in particular my own field of Computational Biology.