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Will Spooner

Answering Complex Scientific Questions

Can I reuse my data ?

As data scientists are fond of telling us, data reuse reduces time to discovery, promotes cost efficiency and ultimately leads to discoveries that would not otherwise have been made. Can organisations currently reuse their..

The problems of information management in life science research

How do life science organisations manage their experimental information and what problems do they face? These are complex questions to answer and it is worth looking at how the information is managed from the individual level (simple case) up to..

Yasmin Alam-Faruque

Bioinformatics is escaping life sciences and infiltrating everyday life

While the bioinformatics revolution is well under way in life sciences, it is slowly making progress into the consumer sector, with companies now adopting the same approach to improve a range of consumer products. Whether in the fast moving..

Abel Ureta-Vidal

eHive: The smart workflow system for genomic analysis

In a recent post our CTO Will Spooner discussed the benefits of the 'blackboard' approach to NGS software pipelines and how this has been used by the developers of eHive at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The eHive tool is used there..

Four things every sequence analysis pipeline should do

Titus Brown writes a good blog, and so I am surprised that I didn't spot his December 2011 post on "Four reasons I won't use your sequence analysis pipeline" any earlier than I did. So, somewhat belatedly, here is my response to his excellent set of..

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