Research

Why you need an ORCID

The problem with names… Years ago, I remember looking at Facebook for the first time to set up an account and typing in “Jenny Cham” to see if there were other people already using the same name.  There were loads…

Who decides how to name genes?

At a recent talk by Elspeth Bruford entitled “Gene naming in the past, present and future“,  I learned about the process for naming genes. Elspeth works in the HUPO Gene Nomenclature Committe (HGNC) team, which is based at EMBL-EBI.  Check…

Bioinformatics in Australia: new sketchnote

  EMBL-EBI recently hosted Mark Crowe of QFAB for a talk about Bioinformatics in Australia, which I sketchnoted.  It was interesting to hear about the challenges that are faced over there; in particular, the huge distances between cities and the…