1. What biologists need to know about cyberinfrastructure

    I recently attended an NSF BIO directorate meeting about cyberinfrastructure needs. Here's a list of training & education challenges identified at that meeting:

    • development and adaptation of tools to archive data and metadata from diverse sources to enable data mining
    • integration of structured and unstructured data from heterogenous data sources
    • discussion …
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  2. On mentoring

    One of the most important jobs a professor has is to pay it forward: that is, to teach, train, mentor, support, and open up opportunities for their students and postdocs. It's a job that is undervalued by those who focus on the short term -- the administrators and review committees that …

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  3. Course: Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data (2011 version)

    The second iteration of our bioinformatics summer course, Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data, just finished. It was a great success, at least judging from the comments that people made to us personally; the evaluations aren't yet complete.

    The what: a two week course on analyzing next-gen sequencing data, using the Amazon …

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