By Yannick Wurm, Lecturer in Bioinformatics, Queen Mary University of London.
Biology is a data science
The dramatic plunge in DNA sequencing costs means that a single MSc or PhD student can now generate data that would have cost $15,000,000 only ten years ago. We are thus leaping from lab-notebook-scale science to research that requires extensive programming, statistics and high-performance computing.
This is exciting and empowering - in particular for small teams working on emerging model organisms that lacked…
By Alexander Hay, the Institute’s Policy & Communications Consultant, talking with Andreas Hegar, CGAT.
This article is part of our series: Breaking Software Barriers, in which Alexander Hay investigates how our Research Software Group has helped projects improve their research software. If you would like help with your software, let us know.
Life Sciences often suffer from a lack of programming skills. This isn’t always a problem – you don’t need to know how to code in order to gauge the diurnal eating habits of squirrels,…
By Laurent Gatto, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow.
This past week saw the yearly Bioconductor conference take place at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA. It started with a Developer Day on July 30th and continued with scientific talks and workshops until August 1st.
Bioconductor is an R-based open-source, open-development software project that provides tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomics data. It was set up in 2001 by Robert Gentleman, co-founder, alongside Ross Ihaka, of R and is overseen by a core team based primarily…