Category Archives: genomics

Red Flags in the Dragons’ Den

It’s a well-known fact that watching certain films and TV shows with a scientist is no fun at all – in fact, it’s almost as bad as trying to watch ER with three medical student flatmates, as I did every … Continue reading

Posted in bad people, genomics, idiocy, rants, science, television, videos | 6 Comments

ehCloud: why Canada (and every other country) needs its own cloud computing tools

I recently helped one of our scientists put together an application for an industry-partnered bioinformatics grant. I understand the company in question to be more or less universally recognised as the leader in its field and therefore the obvious partner … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, communication, genomics, grant wrangling, science, technology, the wonders of technology | 15 Comments

RBO Work

Lots of things going on, but nothing substantial enough for a stand-alone post. So here are some bullets! Having read numerous articles about how bad it is for you to sit all day, even if you’re very active at other … Continue reading

Posted in career, communication, drunkenness, exercise, genomics, original research, personal, photos, science, silliness, technology | 19 Comments

A very retro seminar

(now that Big Complicated Grant has progressed to the next stage and I can draw breath again, let’s see if I can remember how to write about anything other than hockey!) I believe I’ve mentioned in the past that I … Continue reading

Posted in cancer research, career, evolution, genomics, original research, science, technology | 5 Comments

Science Idol

The BBC’s “Science and Environment” RSS feed included a real gem today: news of a competition in which members of the public were asked to submit ideas for research projects. The four winners will be mentored by experts in their … Continue reading

Posted in cancer research, genomics, science, Things I read on the BBC website, things I'm not really qualified to write about | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments