Chris Armit - March 22, 2019
The 10th anniversary of the EMBO Workshop: Visualising Biological Data (VIZBI 2019) took place in EMBL in Heidelberg last week. GigaScience Data Scientist Chris Armit was there and was astonished at the cinematic quality of the visualisations that were showcased over this 3-day meeting. VIZBI aims to improve the global standard of data visualisation in […]
Chris Armit - March 4, 2019
The diffraction limit of a microscope hinders the ability to see single molecules as the optics do not allow the researcher to distinguish between two fluorescently labelled molecules that are less than 200nm apart. As a means of overcoming this barrier, super-resolution microscopy utilises various tricks to go beyond the diffraction limit and image sub-cellular […]
Nicole Nogoy - October 17, 2018
Having just attended our first plant phenomics conference – it was great to learn how far the field has progressed and how rapidly it continues to progress with the advancement of new technologies for high-throughput phenotyping. The greater plant phenomics community is trying to collect and define sets of physical and biochemical traits belonging […]
Nicole Nogoy - July 17, 2018
With the upcoming 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium (IPPS) set to take place Oct 2-5, in Adelaide, Australia, we look at how the plant phenotyping community has progressed over the last decade and how we can potentially address the issues surrounding data sharing, re-use, and reproducible research. As we live in an increasingly data-driven era, […]
Mary Ann Tuli - July 6, 2018
Web tools and FAIR principles at the core of Life Science publishing in GigaDB As we continue to push the envelope for publishing in the life sciences we have been listening to our users about the things that should be incorporated into the publication process. That is why we have taken the opportunity to not […]
Scott Edmunds - March 15, 2018
Interactive, downloadable and 3D printable scans of newly discovered hermit crabs are now available in GigaDB using MicroCT technology data. In this latest GigaBlog we let you inspect this data too, as well as provide a Q&A with the first author Jannes Landschoff on its potential utility. A study just published in GigaScience showcases new […]
Scott Edmunds - March 17, 2016
What does Obama, mysteries hidden in Brazilian leaf litter, and state-of-the art 3D imaging technology have in common? Find out more in GigaBlog.
Nicole Nogoy - March 15, 2016
In support of Brain Awareness Week, we have asked Cameron Craddock, Director of the Computational NeuroImaging Lab, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and Director of Imaging, Child Mind Institute, to write a blog highlighting open science in neuroimaging, and to announce our upcoming publication of the 2015 Brainhack Proceedings and the Brainhack Thematic Series. BioMed Central are also highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around to world. Learn more here.
Scott Edmunds - November 17, 2015
Q&A with Jannes Landschoff, first author on our latest Data Note presenting 100GB of high-resolution 3D data from live-bearing brittle stars. Jannes tells us about how he became interested in brittle star copulation, the advantages of using micro computed tomography in morphology studies, and gives an African perspective on the challenges of dealing with big-data.
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 […]