Explore Biology From the Basics to Research Published Last Month!


Recent articles:

Bacteria in the Atmosphere Bring Rain and Lightning by Ridwan Hossain

When Cancer Becomes a SCANDAL by Jabale Rahmat


Conflict and Cooperation in the Phage World by Shaheera Rahman


Modern Alchemy: Using Cacao Extract in the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Samira Hussein


The Science of Eliminating Aging by Shalizma Khandaker Orni


Recent interviews:


Understanding and Preventing Micronutrient Deficiencies: Going Behind the Scenes with Dr. Keith P. West by Iffat Ara Sharmeen, Farah Husyn, and Samara Tawziat Choudhury

Leading the Next Medical Revolution: An Interview with Dr. Nazneen Aziz on Her Work in Genomics and Precision Medicine by Tahsin Tabassum, Tasmin Tabassum, Ridwan Hossain, Maliha Tanjum Chowdhury, and Jabale Rahmat


Recent snippets:


Exaptations by Marzia Alam


Endogenous Retroviruses by Maliha Tanjum Chowdhury


Quorum Sensing and Viral Espionage by Shaheera Rahman


Adaptive Introgression of Neanderthal Genes by Samara Tawziat Choudhury



About the blog:

HERE BE DRAGONS is a biology blog run by students from the School of Life Sciences at Independent University, Bangladesh. Advances in the biomedical sciences have significantly improved our quality of life, and will continue to influence our lives. A working understanding of biology will help the general citizen stay updated on important governing principles of modern society, and make informed decisions on health, technology, and policies.


The story of life on earth is complex, extensive, and composed of endlessly intertwining plots and subplots. Our continuous unraveling of this story is exciting in its own right.


The phrase "here be dragons" refers to the medieval practice of labeling uncharted territories on maps with dragons. While dragons are meant to be scary, and warn of potential danger, they are no less than invitations for the truly curious and courageous. Science strikes a similar fear of the unknown into the hearts of many. We invite you to put such thoughts on hold, and explore the world of biology with us.