some things we like


Integrated Bioanalytics A digital textbook.

phytochemtalks join a community and learn

GC maintenence


STHDA - Statistical Tools for High-throughput Data Analysis: full of great tutorials for data analysis in R.

Synthetic organic chemistry

Curly Arrow: this blog is devoted to the discussion of all aspects of synthetic organic chemistry and related sciences.

Not Voodoo X: a collection of useful tips and tricks for a synthetic organic chemist.

Master Organic Chemistry Blog: Organic Chemistry Resources and Study Tips.

Organic Chemistry Portal: An overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on important chemicals for organic chemists.

Phylogenetics and taxonomy

Open Tree of Life: a phylogenetic tree database.

The Plant List: a working list of all known plant species.


AOCS Lipid Library: an amazing resource on lipid function, structure, and analysis.

LipidWeb: chemistry and biochemistry of lipids.

Talks and presentations


Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, by Pamela C. Ronald and R. W. Adamchak

Envisioning Information, by Edward Tufte

Botanical Miracles - Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World, by Raymond Cooper and Jeffrey John Deakin

R for Data Science, by Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund

Biomimicry, by Janine Benyus

Blogs and plant science sites

Bioscription: Biology as a Written Language

Moss Plants and More: Commentary on all things Bryological

New Phytologist Blog


Lipid Matters (William Christie)

Why Study Plants? (Juniper Kiss)

In Defense of Plants (Towards Curing Plant Blindness)

Scientific writing and figure preparation

Writing Science: How to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded, by Joshua Schimel.

ColorBrewer2: a useful tool for color selection.

Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times, by Marc Kuchner.

The visual display of quantitative information, by Edward Tufte.


Successful Job Applications and Grants.

NIH Career Resources.

Science Magazine Career Resources.