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Abel Ureta-Vidal

Did Mystic Eagle get it right for 2013?

At the end of 2012, Richard Holland, our Chief Business Officer, made a series of predictions about what would happen in 2013. With the end of the year fast approaching, we take this opportunity to look back and see how well our resident..

Illumina tries to patent bioinformatics in the cloud

I'm no patent lawyer but when a colleague passed me a link to a patent application from Illumina which appears to lay claim to having invented the concept of analyzing biological data in the cloud, I couldn't help but wonder what on earth they think..

Abel Ureta-Vidal

Fund Raising: Keeping Your Friends Close

In the wake of Eagle’s successful fund-raising, I was kindly invited to speak on a panel for Scottish life-science entrepreneurs in Edinburgh as part of a two-day master-class organised by Eagle’s good friends at BioLauncher. As ever, it was lovely..

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..

Top 12 reasons you know you are a Big Data biologist

In our occasional series of guest blog articles, we are proud to present a piece on the topic of big data in biology, written by C. Titus Brown. This article has been reproduced from the original with his permission.

Expansion at Babraham Research Campus

Eagle, as many readers will know, is based on the Babraham Research Campus, near Cambridge, UK. Babraham has worked really well for us, providing flexible space, plenty of resources and facilities to use that would be otherwise very hard to gain..

Marie Curie Fellowship student placed with Eagle

In September, Om Kulkarni joined Eagle for a six month placement as part of his Marie Curie Fellowship. I asked Om a few questions about his research interests, why he chose to work with Eagle, and what he is hoping to achieve over the next six..

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..

Bioinfo-C and the merits of open-sourcing

I write this post in two simultaneous states of mind. On the one hand, I know the author of the new Bioinfo-C project and am happy that he and his employer have chosen to open up their work in this way. On the other, I find myself wondering if he..

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