The second structure of Christmas is the membrane protein opsin, which allows us to perceive light.
If there is one protein we can say we know inside and out, it is the humble lysozyme, which we carry in our tears. This is my first Structure of Christmas for 2016.
In August 2016, I was offered the position of Chair of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), and am delighted to accept. To give a little more background to the announcement going out today, and to provide some answers to personal questions, I’ve written a bit of Q&A. In this post I answer … Continue reading GA4GH: What? Why? How?
I have tweeted prolifically about the UK Referendum on membership in the European Union, strongly supporting the REMAIN (staying in the EU) campaign. In response to requests for a more substantial explanation of my position, I present here a short version and a long version of my views. Short viewI am voting to REMAIN IN … Continue reading The EU Referendum in the UK: A very personal view
This is the third and final post in a series in which I share some lessons learned about how to plan, manage, analyse and deliver a ‘big biodata’ project successfully.Now that you have the results of your carefully planned, meticulously managed and diligently analysed experiment, it’s time to decide on what to publish, and where.1. … Continue reading Publishing Big Data Science
This is the second of three blog posts about planning, managing and delivering a ‘big biodata’ project. Here, I share some of my experience and lessons learned in management and analysis – because you can’t have one without the other.Management1. Monitor progress – actively!You need a good structure to monitor progress, particularly if you’re going … Continue reading Managing and Analysing Big Data – Part II
Biology has changed a lotover the past decade, driven by ever-cheaper data gathering technologies: genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and imaging of all sorts. After a few years of gleeful abandon in the data generation department, analysis has come to the fore, demanding a whole new outlook and on-going collaboration between scientists, statisticians, engineers and others … Continue reading Advice on Big Data Experiments and Analysis, Part I: Planning