SciVee was founded in 2007 by two well known researchers, Phil Bourne of UC San Diego and Leo Chalupa of UC Davis, as a science community site to promote researchers' work and collaboration. After initial success of our patent-pending technology, we have expanded our mission to provide rich media solutions to the scientific, technical and medical market. Our innovations in scientific and scholarly communications enhance knowledge discovery and collaboration. The text-only world of scholarly publishing no longer suffices in the age of Internet video and social media. In science, as in life, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. SciVee makes science visible.

Our service offering is based on 5 elements:

  • Browser-based synchronization technology (patent-pending), where your video and a document is synchronized directly on the SciVee site.
  • Software as a Service, so the customer does not need to invest in new software or worry about IT administration.
  • A DIY (do it yourself) model, such that authors can create and upload videos quickly, easily and cheaply with minimal help from editors, publishers or SciVee.
  • SciVee products are easily integrated into current production workflows of publishers and other content providers.
  • A public website that is open for users to access and researchers to upload videos of interest, and a distribution option for publishers and other content providers.

Above all, we provide significant value to our users and customers in order to sustain long-term success:

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Our vision is that rich media will soon become an integral part of scientific publishing, as it has in all other content and media domains, and SciVee will play a leading role in making that vision a reality.

Our Team

Philip E. Bourne, PhD - Co-Founder

Philip Bourne
A professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego, Senior Advisor to the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Editor in Chief of PLoS Computational Biology and the Associate Director of the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Bourne has 30 years of experience in scientific publishing and creating Web resources with large communities. The PDB supports over 170,000 individual scientists per month. Bourne has previously incorporated three companies.

Leo M. Chalupa, PhD - Co-Founder

Leo Chalupa
Previously distinguished professor of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology at UC Davis, since 2010 Chalupa has been Vice President for Research at George Washington University. He has 40 years of experience in scientific publishing and experience with successful STTR grants in the biotechnology sector. Chalupa has previously incorporated one company. Bourne and Chalupa have 20 years experience working together.

Willy Suwanto - Web-Data Applications Programmer

Willy Suwanto
Willy Suwanto has specialized knowledge of the interaction between all aspects of networked video upload blogging websites and has several years programming experience developing video blogging database systems that include the integration of flash video interfaces, archival video database search engines, and video upload blog interfaces using CMS.

Alex Ramos - Flash/Front-End Developer

Alex Ramos
With extensive knowledge of Flash development, Alex focuses on creating interactive experiences, integrating flash, journal submissions, and other visual aids for the seamless viewing of SciVee pubcasts. Alex implements all aspects of flash across the site, and designs the look and feel of SciVee.