Chris Armit - May 6, 2019
The 12th International Biocuration Conference was held in Cambridge, UK from April 7-10th 2019. As regular participants of the meeting you can read our write-ups of the meeting going back to 2012. This is a forum for biocurators and developers to discuss their work and to promote collaboration. GigaScience had a visible presence at Biocuration […]
Mary Ann Tuli - April 16, 2018
GigaScience are regular attendees of the International Biocuration Conference, and you may have read our write-ups ups going back to 2012 edition. This year Biocuration is back behind the bamboo curtain, with the 11th conference held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai from April 8th-11th and hosted by Fudan University. Symbolised by the spectacular Bund waterfront, […]
Scott Edmunds - May 3, 2016
And the final result from the Annotometer is in! GigaScience Lead Biocurator Chris Hunter updates us and provides lessons on how the GigaCuration Challenge went at last months Biocuration 2016.
Scott Edmunds - February 4, 2016
As part of this years BioCuration 2016 event in Geneva we are launching an annotation competition: the Giga-Curation Challenge.
Scott Edmunds - April 28, 2015
What is BioCuration? While many around the world may be unclear as to what biocuration entails, in China the issue is further complicated by the fact that there isn’t a really a readily accepted word for it. Despite being home to some of the world’s biggest producers of biological data such as BGI (genomics) and […]
Scott Edmunds - April 3, 2012
Of the of the many issues needing addressing in this era of the so-called “data deluge” (apologies genomics bingo), on top of the well documented difficulties in computing power, bandwidth and storage keeping pace with data production, less attention has been paid on the efforts required to present and package this biological information to users. […]
Scott Edmunds - July 15, 2011
In this era of “big-data” and supposed data-tsunamis, being able to sift through the vast swathes of information and find what you are looking will become more and more important. Key to this process will be the use of controlled vocabularies and ontologies – properly tagging and labelling the data to make it findable, and […]