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Alternative bioinformatics - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 04, 2013

There’s alternative ‘medicine’, then there’s alternative bioinformatics. Those who aren’t computational biologists / bioinformaticists should proceed no further. You really won’t get these, they’re way too in-house. You really need do to know something of the tools to make sense of them. But that’s also the beauty of it. I’ve just selected a … Read More

The importance of thinking before you tweet! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 03, 2013

A little twitterstorm erupted today when an academic from the Psychology department of the University of New Mexico tweeted the most astonishing thing: “Dear obese PhD applicants: if you didn’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth” That was from Associate Professor Geoffrey Miller, a paleo-diet* … Read More

Monday Micro – citizen science & the scary viruses - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 03, 2013

I’ve recently returned from Denver, Colorado where I was attending the American Society of Microbiology’s (ASM) annual conference. It was one of the biggest conferences I’ve ever been to: approximately 7,100 attendees, nearly 230 sessions, 19 workshops, and over 2,500 posters. All in just 4 days. Exhausting! With such a huge amount going on, the organisors had developed a smart … Read More