Portal talk:Biochemistry

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Let's not duplicate existing resources[edit]

I think we should make a list of biochemistry learning resources that already exist online.

-- I agree fully with you. As you can see, I'm currently trying to link topics here to online pages, mostly Wikipedia (as scattered online resources) for the moment being, while at the same time trying to complete the topic list that serves as a guiding line to organize resources.

About Stryer (your first link); not all can be read online, but we can read the summaries and search the book; you will find that full biochemistry books online might be very hard to catch. Stryer's link might be moved into the "Books" section. The Biochemistry Wikibook is already there.

HolyZarkon 22:49, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I added Stryer's online book to Books. HolyZarkon 13:24, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

I disagree completely with this sentiment. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia aimed at providing free knowledge to everyone. Pages there are written in a way that anyone can understand, no matter what level they are at or what knowledge they may have. Wikiversity offers the possibility to study the same subjects at different levels and different subjects at the same level. I think there should a lot of wikiversity pages in this department offering lessons and learning resources with the aim of providing a learning pathway for biochemistry students in the real world or wikiversity biochemistry students. The department should also cooperate with other departments, such as medicine and biology. Please discuss. Donek (talk) - Go raibh mile maith agaibh 00:11, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Biochemistry for biology[edit]

The course biochemistry for biology has a lesson: proteins which has no educational objectives or any content. The two links, one for chapter 6 and one for chapter 7, are both dead. In 2012 a user fixed the link to the course, but other than that the resource is undeveloped and abandoned since 2009. I have put a prod deletion request on the Lesson: Proteins because it has no educational content or objectives. This has a deadline of October 9, 2015. Hopefully opinions can be gathered before then.

What I would like to do is as follows:

  1. Move lesson: Proteins to Proteins/Lesson without a redirect.
  2. Change the link in the course Biochemistry for biology so that Lesson: Proteins links to Proteins/Lesson as Proteins.
  3. Move Protein with a redirect to Proteins.
  4. List the course in the Category:Courses.

This will allow anyone who wishes to develop this lesson for the course Biochemistry for biology to do so. I have no idea what user Fapril had in mind.

So far it seems the only declared participant with the Biochemistry department is user mysterioso. This last sentence will ping the user who hasn't contributed since March 2015, hopefully for an opinion.

Comments, criticisms, questions, and suggestions are most welcome! --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:43, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

I saw the talk page for the lesson first and applied a different solution. Biochemistry for Biology and Biochemistry were the same content as currently developed, so I merged the two back to Biochemistry and moved the lessons under this project as subpages. Proteins can now either be a new lesson or a disambiguation page to multiple protein lessons. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:25, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm okay with this! I'm not sure as yet how many resources on proteins we need, but for now I've moved protein to proteins for further development. If anyone from the department is interested in something different, I'm sure we can work it out. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 04:58, 10 July 2015 (UTC)