Tagged: genomics

Synthetic genome in living cell round-up: the good, the bad and the ugly - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 24, 2010

As everyone will know by now, a team headed by Daniel Gibson from the J. Craig Ventor Institute have reported the ’Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome.’ In our little corner of the ’net, I’ve previously pointed to commentary by other scientists (as has Peter Griffin, using other sources) … Read More

Your thoughts on the future of bioinformatics in New Zealand - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 28, 2010

I’d like to invite you to share your thoughts on the future of bioinformatics in NZ over the next few years. On the 3rd of May be a one-day meeting ’Where will New Zealand Bioinformatics be in 2013?’ will be held at the University of Auckland. As the title suggests, this is to be a future-looking … Read More

Songbird genome published - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Apr 01, 2010

The genome of the zebra finch was published in Nature today and is free to access here. This is the second bird species to have its genome published – the other one being the chicken.  The zebra finch is a member of the Order Passeriformes (the songbirds) and is something of a model organism in [...] … Read More

Molecular biology in museums - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 09, 2010

The past fifty years has seen the rise of molecular biology. Many museums have little to represent molecular biology and it’s impact on medicine, perhaps because the objects studied in molecular biology are usually visualised indirectly, whereas museum visitors traditionally go to view objects with their own eyes. [caption id="attachment_1573" align="alignright" width="350"] Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand. Note … 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