“…if we were to name the most powerful assumption of all, which leads one on and on in an attempt to understand life, it is that all things are made of atoms, and that everything that living things do can be understood in terms of the jigglings and wigglings of atoms.”


Hi, my name is Carlos Ramos. I am a computational chemist who uses molecular dynamic simulations to help cure diseases by understanding the jigglings and wigglings of atoms in proteins.

When I transitioned from experimental chemistry to computational chemistry, I felt overwhelmed by the number of techniques to learn and the limited time available for research. By research, I mean the process of gathering information to propose brilliant hypotheses that explain complex problems. However, days passed, and my time was consumed by reading tutorials—sometimes outdated—written for people with skills I lacked at the time. There were manuals filled with terminology, keywords, and command lines that I didn’t know how to interpret. Additionally, there were numerous papers to go through. I knew this was just the beginning. I understand that this is normal, and we all have to go through the same process. But what if this process could be less painful and more focused on obtaining valuable results?

Over the years, I have been writing small notes, tutorials, paper drafts, summaries, and more to serve as future reference material. This has been my way of managing my personal knowledge. However, I am convinced that information must be shared. The more information we have, the faster and better things can be accomplished. I am not yet sure how frequently I will post, but I will continue to do so. It helps me keep things organized, and I hope it helps others as well.