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About Biocomicals

About Biocomicals

Biocomicals is a webcomic about science and medicine. Stories at Biocomicals are about lab life of scientists, genes, mice, proteins and all others that are related with this type of life. Stories are written and illustrated by Alper Uzun, PhD. Since Biocomicals is open for creativity, readers also can contribute with their cartoon ideas. If these contributions are illustrated then they are definitely cited at Biocomicals by their creator’s name. There is no specific date for comics to be published. Any time, any moment a new comic may show up. Usually every week there are 1-2 new cartoons publish at Biocomicals.

About the cartoonist

I’m a cartoonist and scientist. I work on the genetics of complex human diseases, specifically on preterm birth and preeclampsia. I’m assistant professor of pediatrics at Alpert Medical School of Brown University and research scientist at Women & Infants Hospital and a part-time lecturer at Northeastern University in the bioinformatics program.

“In my spare time“, I draw cartoons at Biocomicals. My comics were published in Northeastern University Newspaper, PLoS Blogs, featured regularly in Nature Blogs. I was the winner of PLoS Computational Biology 2011 T-shirt competition and the design was debuted at ISMB/ECCB Vienna 2011 in July.

I hope you enjoy Biocomicals, and if you like then spread the word.

It is free to use Biocomicals cartoons in your presentations, lectures and seminars but please cite the comics, (citation format:, Alper Uzun, PhD.)

I welcome commissions and inquires.

For your specific illustrations, please contact me at biocomicals1 at gmail dot com

[Third parties without the approval of the cartoonist can not use Biocomicals cartoons for any commercial purposes.]

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