Scientia et Arte

If science were art and art were science, then the howling black wolf has probably swallowed some N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethanamide.

About Us

We are chemistry majors from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. This is our project for CH 151 (Biochemistry Lecture), under Dr. Nina Rosario L. Rojas, for the 1st semester for SY 2012-2013.

We are:

MOSTRALES, Deo (IV BSMS CH)

PEREZ, Angelo Julian E. “Ajep” (IV BS CH)

PRADO, Kathy (III BSMS CH)

SANTIAGO, Ryan T. (IV BS CH)

Because we wish to witness the marriage between science and art, we decided to write articles about biochemistry in an artistic and non-conventional way. We included tons of photos, and we wrote poems and case studies in a reader-friendly fashion and, most importantly, we enjoyed the process of jumping into the water with our paintbrushes  and color pencils. We believe that art is power and that science is life. Combine the two and you are left with perfection.

When you click on a post, you’ll find on the right side of the page the Categories that we have of our posts. The three subsections are Biochemical Poetry, Medical Curiosities, and Case Studies. Make sure to browse through all of these.

In Biochemical Poetry, you’ll find poems written with biochemistry as the main inspiration, the wellspring of creativity. Here, I (Ryan) will guide you through protein synthesis, DNA replication, protein structures, and transcription and translation using the language of the poets. Upon reading the poems, you’ll gain insights on how to incorporate science into your life in a creative way. There will also be an introduction of the rise of modernism in poetry, so that’s some extra stuff to learn and to expand your mind.

In Medical Curiosities, we (Kathee and Deo) will describe some familiar and non-familiar diseases that biochemists are supposed to know in order to deserve to be called biochemists. Else, these are for everyone who just wishes to understand diseases and nutrition at the surface level. Through these, we hope to educate our readers regarding the significance of  knowledge in chemistry in understanding modern medicine.

Last, in Case Studies, we (Ajep and Ryan) will explore diseases and their possible treatments step-by-step. Our target readers are those who already have advanced knowledge in biochemistry, who wish to further their understanding of biochemical concepts through applications and case studies. Nevertheless, we would appreciate the effort of those readers who will breeze through this section even if they are not so familiar with the biochemistry jargon. After all, these are all art, and everyone should be able to connect with art.

There are still others that are left Uncategorized. But rest assured, they are artistic. They just do not have a place to go.

Welcome!

Picture source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62262788/friendship-necklace-set-dna-and-rna-base

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