Samik Singh was an entrepreneur. While he was an undergraduate student at the University of California at San Diego, he started a journal called, San Diego Biotech Journal
, to promote local biotech research and companies.
He was the Founder, Publisher, and Editor of the Biotech Journal. It started as a 4-page black and white journal printed at a local Kinko’s store and became an immediate hit with local researchers.
Later he went on to publish this as a full-fledged journal and launched “Biotech Journal” website. Recent advances in science, particularly in biological sciences, fascinated him.
He had his own simple way of writing, which could be appreciated by the experts in the field as well as by laymen.
With the money saved from the advertisement revenues from the Biotech Journal, he started Protein Lounge (proteinlounge.com
) an on-line bioinformatics database with stunning graphics and animations combining with scientific accuracy to depict protein-protein interactions and relevance of proteins in various disease states. This site is very popular with scientists and used widely across the globe.
He is no longer with us.
However, during short span of his life, he has created a unique website for the scientific community to enjoy and help in their research for years to come.