Tagged: bioinformatics

Developing bioinformatics methods: by who and how - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 10, 2010

[caption id="attachment_1045" align="alignright" width="350" caption=""Code Monkey" (Source: wikipedia)"][/caption] In my view the best method developers–generalising here–are those who are both an advanced user and developer of the method they are developing. They are "scratching an itch", developing the method to serve their own needs. Before elaborating on this, … Read More

More on "What is a computational biologist?" (and related disciplines) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 08, 2010

I'd argue (good) computational biology is more than computer science + biology, it is computer science (or statistics, mathematics, etc.) + biology + theoretical science. Ruminating, mulling over something relatively trivial can be fun... Sandra Porter has a recent post, Digital biologists, bioinformaticists, and computational biologists: more thoughts on the question of names … Read More

Next Generation Sequencing workshop - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 15, 2009

Otago University’s sequencing facility will be hosting a two-day workshop, The Researchers Guide to Next Generation Sequencing, February 11-12th 2010. Places are limited to 20 and cost only $NZ100. Applications close 7th January. Be in quick! More details about how to apply for the workshop on their website or their flyer (below). The flyer may … Read More

Metagenomics-finding organisms from their genomes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 20, 2009

Scientists are surveying the genomes found in environments, a modern way to find what micro-organisms live there. There has been an explosions of "-omics" over the last decade. Metagenomics is the moniker given to genomic, or DNA sequence, surveys of environmental samples. Basically metagenomics involves researchers collecting DNA samples from, say, the ocean, beach … Read More

Introducing a new blogger: Fisheye Perspective - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 14, 2009

Sciblogs is really quite chuffed to announce that we’ve been joined by another blogger (with a third to come later this week). Abhishek Tiwari, of Fisheye Perspective, has joined our fast-swelling ranks.   He’s been blogging for a while now, about such things as bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and science in general. Based in Auckland, Abhishek … Read More