4-year BBSRC PhD funding for developing BioJavaScript Genomics Application available for UK/EU nationals

An exciting PhD training opportunity due to begin in October 2014 is available. I am looking for a candidate to join my group for a fully funded BBSRC iCASE 4 year PhD fellowship. Only UK/EU nationals are eligible to apply. The project is a partnership between the Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC, Norwich) and the Cambridge-based bioinformatics […]

BioJS – visualising biological data: an interview with F1000Research

Last week we were very pleased to publish the first F1000Research Article Collection. The BioJS collection was initially launched with 12 open source biological visualisation components, one BioJS community article and an overarching editorial. It was very exciting for us to publish this collection based on an open source software initiative which is going from strength to strength. The […]

Impressive 14 BioJS Article Collection Release

We release the F1000Research BioJS collection. Consisting of 12 articles about BioJS functional components, a 2014 status report and an introductory editorial, the BioJS collection provides a representative sample describing BioJS’s current state of the art. BioJS is an open-source community-based project that boasts 39 different functional components contributed by developers from around the world. […]

Does A Seemingly Corrupt Academic System Makes It Unworthy?

I came across this article in which a graduate student decides to leave academia just several months before the submission of his/her PhD. His/her frustration and acute appreciation that the academic/scholar system is inherently flawed by the constant drive to publish, the sclerotic hierarchy of untouchable professors and the ruthless exploitation of those at the […]

My Manifesto As Newly Elected #ISCB ‘s Board of Directors Member

ISCB, the International Society for Computational Biology, elected me as a member of the Board of Directors during the last #ISMBECCB conference. I thought it would be a good idea to publish in this blog the actions I intend to work on during my 3-year tenure starting in January 2014. I bring to the table a […]