Queen Mary University of London’s shiny new MSc Bioinformatics programme starts on 22 September 2014. To help attract the very best applicants, scholarships of up to £5,000 are being offered. For all the details, see the MSc Bioinformatics course page.
We are launching a brand new MSc programme in bioinformatics here at Queen Mary University of London, starting in September 2014. This state-of-the-art course, taught by domain experts, aims to give biological and biomedical graduates the data analysis and coding skills that are essential in modern science. For more details, see the MSc Bioinformatics course page.
The second edition of Building Bioinformatics Solutions, the popular textbook co-authored by Conrad Bessant and former students Darren Oakley and Ian Shadforth has been published this week by Oxford University Press. This new version has been fully updated, with the web development chapter almost completely rewritten, and much new material added including a whole new chapter on software engineering (how to code properly!). For more details, see www.bixsolutions.net.
In collaboration with biomedical colleagues from the Blizard Institute, we have a fully funded Life Sciences Institute (LSI) studentship available, for October 2014 start. The project is in the area of data integration using the Galaxy platform. For more information, check out the link below.
Deadline for applications is 31 January 2014.
Update: All LSI studentships for 2014 have now been filled.
The second research paper from our Wellcome Trust project on gut disorders has recently been published in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This project produced a lot of interesting data, and two further papers from this are in the pipeline. We’ve also been involved in a couple of recently published proteome informatics reviews – a paper about general quantitative proteomics software supporting HUPO-PSI standards and a book chapter focussing specifically on selected reaction monitoring (SRM). Proofs for the second edition of Building Bioinformatics Solutions are coming through right now, so this should be in print late this year or early 2014.
We have a fully funded studentship available, for October 2013 start. The project is in the area of proteome informatics, and will link in with other activities going on in the lab and further afield. For more information, check out the link below.
Update: This position is now filled.
The mzQuantML standard format for representing the results of quantitative proteomics experiments has been published in Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. This HUPO-PSI initiative should make it easier to exchange quantitative proteomics data between groups, between software, and should ultimately increase the quantity of publicly available quantitative proteomics data.
We contributed to this effort by testing and refining the standard as we built support for it into our x-Tracker tool, and are participating in the development of the mzq-lib library of software designed to simplify mzQuantML uptake in the field.