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ISMB/ECCB 2015: is iontach an taithí éwildtypedublin_convention_centerUlysses Map of Dublin

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 01:25:33 +0000

Dublin was a fantastic setting for the joint meeting of ISMB and ECCB – a full five days packed with talks, discussion and networking starting with the SIGS (BOSC, BIOVIS,  HitSeq and others), Satellite Meetings (CAMDA, 3DSig) and the main conference. While all of the science was excellent, a wonderful highlight was David Searls Special Presentation on James Joyce’s Ulysses: […]

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Achtung bitte! ISMB/ECCB 2013: Berlin Editionwildtypeberlin_lightpaint

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:55:30 +0000

Joint 2013 ISMB / ECCB Conference (At ICC Berlin)  We are about to kick-off 5 days of presentations, workshops, discussions and tutorials at the largest computational biology meeting in the world. ISMB/ECCB brings together scientists from computer science,  biology, mathematics and statistics, as well as  other disciplines, all of whom are focused in one way or […]

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Navigating the “Big Data” Landscapewildtypebig-databigdata_gali_figure7-626x306

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 07:24:02 +0000

 The term “Big data” was first published by Michael Cox and David Ellsworth in 1997, in the context of visualization challenges for large data sets from NASA simulations. As Gil Press highlights in his recent blog post “A Very Short History of Big Data“, the term “information explosion”  and management of large data were topics […]

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ISMB 2012: The 20th Anniversary EditionwildtypeImage

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 07:31:05 +0000

1992 was a leap year that showcased the maiden voyage of Space Shuttle Endeavor, the release of the Macintosh LCII, riots in LA, the release of the first video phone (AT&T $1,499), and the end of apartheid in South Africa. It was also the same year a group of researchers interested in artificial intelligence and molecular biology participated in […]

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ISMB / ECCB 2011:: Vienna Edition: Haunting notes, pizzicato stringswildtype

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:18:52 +0000

In a two-for-one combo, ISMB and ECCB join forces once again (3rd joint conference since 2004).  In the days approaching the meeting, here is a short-list of helpful links if you are attending in person or virtually: Blogging/News Feeds/ Proceedings: Twitter Feed ISMB/ECCB 2011 Friend Feed Online meeting proceedings Plos Computational Biology ISMB 2011 related blogs […]

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ISMB 2010: Byte by ByewildtypeViva España

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 04:52:22 +0000

The door closes on Day 1 of the Conference  in Boston. It was a day marked by the Overton Prize (to Steve Brenner),  a strong and diverse collection of talks reflecting the maturity of the field and an impromptu session on the science of the world cup held in the corridor of the conference center […]

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Do we focus on the lessons learned or just the media frenzy?wildtypeAvila

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 07:30:08 +0000

A storm is brewing in the last week or so over the results in a study published in Science on genes related to longevity. At the heart of this are key issues in experimental design and quality control. A story of two platforms, genotyping calling errors and at least two variants that appear to be […]

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If you could read the map of your genome, would you change course?wildtype

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 07:01:50 +0000

Scripps Translational Science Institute, Navigenics, Affymetrix and Microsoft will team up to determine how personal genomics information influences health decisions.   The 10,000-participant study will examine individuals’ long-term psychological reactions and behavior change — or its absence — resulting from receiving individualized risk information. Participants will complete a questionnaire about a wide range of health behaviors at […]

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(Friend) Feeding Frenzywildtype

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 07:52:50 +0000

Over the years, I have used a number of tools and websites for communication, collaboration, sharing information, social networking etc. However, at ISMB 2008 this year, using Friend Feed I am struck what may seem to be an obvious observation: Friend Feed (FF) is a VERY effective way to share information with friends and colleagues.  (Note: if you […]

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