Below you will find loosely organized database of pointers and resources that I found useful in various domains of my life or that I think are otherwise worth sharing with you.

research

Let’s kick off with pointers related to my work and research.

resources

genome organization

synthetic biology

general biology

scanning probe microscopy

tools

reading and writing

  • RXvisit combines preprints from bioRxiv with data from Twitter to help you find the papers being discussed in your field.
  • Arxiv-sanity is an advanced version of the above, but available only for arxiv.
  • Overleaf is an online collaborative latex editor.
  • I use Zotero for managing my refences. It is free, open-source and allows you to define your own location for file storage (i.e. making it practically unlimited).
  • Writing a good research grant proposal is not easy. How to write a great research proposal is an attempt to collect together a number of suggestions about what makes a good proposal.

project management

  • I use Asana to manage my projects and recently also time I spend on them.

conferences

  • I once made rather extensive list of conferences related to chromatin organization. It dates back to 2020, but may be still useful for somebody entering the field.

presenting

statistics

advice




making & hacking




life

Being in research is overwhelming and often exhausting. I am firmly convinced that keeping a healthy work-life balance and spending time among others and especially those with backgrounds different from yours are crucial in developing yourself as a person and a character, a responsibility that we all have in this world. It also makes the whole life struggle thing much more fun.

giving

  • GiveWell
    • A meta-charity that helps you donate your resources to make the most good
  • You have about 80’000 hours of work in your life. Have you spent sufficient time to think how you will use it to leave the word a better place? This online resource will give you fresh and sometimes pretty surprising perspective.

sports

  • I am an active player of Ultimate (frisbee). Yep that’s correct, the proper name is just “Ultimate”, maybe because it is the best sport ever? Here are some shots from the sport at its best.

visual arts

music

Here is link to my Spotify profile:

books

I read a lot, although much less than I would like to :). I maintain a list of books I have read on Goodreads and CBDB (in Czech).

podcasts

I enjoy podcasts where I learn something new or that made me laugh hard. I am still searching for a good way how to share them here. In the meantime, just ask me if you are interested.

blogging

  • I can highly recommend that you start off with Jekyll and GitHub Pages. It is free and works across platforms.
  • iwantmyname is a great hosting service which I have been using more than 4 years and I am very happy. It is a cool company as well.