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…

Something green to keep new office air clean

  The Web Development Team where I work recently moved to a brand new office building: the EMBL-EBI South Building/ ELIXIR Technical Hub. It is a beautiful building, and will be a great place to work, but it smells a…

Treetop team building retreat

  There’s nothing like a couple of away days to improve morale and working relationships in a team.  A couple of weeks ago, the web development team took a couple of days to explore “The Way We Work” – and…

Building effective working relationships: new sketchnote

  Giving people feedback on their designs/ideas can be a tricky business, requiring tact and clear communication.  I recently attended a professional development course on “Building Effective Working Relationships”, which was really helpful in reminding me that building rapport, and…

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…

Sketchnote: Fiona Castle “My Story”

  I attended a women’s breakfast in beautiful barn in Little Chesterford last Saturday.  There was a guest speaker:  Fiona Castle, wife of the late Roy Castle.  I did a sketchnote of her testimony: We had a delicious breakfast, served…