Sergey Melnikov, Founder

 

About

On the long-term mission of this site

I have created this website with a desire to gradually develop it into a resource that provides concise and accurate summary of what is currently known about evolutionary forces that shape and diversify life on our planet.  Unlike traditional schools that study evolution by observing macroscopic features of an organism, such as body shapes or whole-genome structures, I explore here individual molecules (proteins and nucleic acids) that comprise a living cell.

A few words about myself: on personal development

Many years ago, learning to play chess, I quickly realized that idle practice rarely leads to great achievements: you can spend days, even years moving pieces and still lack any tangible skill and understanding of the game. And it is not until you begin to study principles of the game and learn to deeply analyze great games of the past and your own games when the quality of your game begin to steadily and inevitably improve. Around that time I became deeply convinced that – similarly to the knowledge of chess – I can find and master equivalent principles in real life that will help me to succeed as a professional, as a scientist.

 
Kas Manakongtreecheep, R-proteins

Kas Manakongtreecheep, R-proteins

Catherine Dunlavey, Editor

Catherine Dunlavey, Editor

 
 
Bogdan Poznyak, Web Support

Bogdan Poznyak, Web Support