Scott Edmunds - October 1, 2015
That Was The Review Week That Was If you’ve seen the #peerrevwk15 hashtag on social media, you may have noticed this week is the first ever Peer Review Week. Like Open Access Week in a few weeks time (watch this space for some events we’ll be participating in) this is a great opportunity to throw […]
Amye Kenall - September 28, 2015
Scott Edmunds - September 16, 2015
What does Neuroinformatics and The Great Barrier Reef have in Common? Both are faced with challenges and comprise of beautiful colourful entities that should be freely accessible and shared. This year’s International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Neuroinformatics 2015 meeting was held in the northern tropical Queensland city of Cairns, Australia. With coral reefs and the […]
Scott Edmunds - July 30, 2015
With greater awareness in the difficulties in making scientific research more reproducible, numerous technical fixes are being suggested to move publishing away from static and often un-reproducible papers to more reproducible digital objects that better fit 21st century technology. New research demonstrates one potential approach through publishing open data and code in containerized form using docker, and also allowing scientists to tackle climate change, through better understanding of the production of biofuels.
Scott Edmunds - July 19, 2015
More on our birthday and bioinformatics adventures in Dublin for the annual gathering of the worlds compuational biology community: ISMB
Scott Edmunds - July 12, 2015
BOSC2015 has in Dublin has just ended, so we look back over the meeting at some of the talks we enjoyed, and projects we have participated in.
Scott Edmunds - July 3, 2015
A follow-up Q&A from Pat Soranno, sharing her thoughts on reproducible ecology and the challenges it presents.
Scott Edmunds - June 4, 2015
Announcing this week the B10K project, Guojie Zhang explains how they plan to sequence all the 10,000 bird genomes.
Scott Edmunds - May 26, 2015
All Cats (Microbiomes) are Grey? Regular readers will have seen our interest in “community genome” projects, supported by crowdfunding and alternative means (fashion shows in case of the “peoples parrot”), and we’ve been pleased to see the Azolla fern and Cactus genome projects that we published guest GigaBlog postings from both achieve their funding targets. […]
Scott Edmunds - May 13, 2015
With our focus on large-scale biological data, mass spectrometry has been one area of particular interest and attention. Metabolomics involves the detection and quantification of small molecules (metabolites) in living organisms using mass spectrometers. The measurements made from these sophisticated instruments are analysed using computational programs to determine the abundances of metabolites, the results of […]