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Natalie Stanford
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We are running a de.nbi workshop in May on the occasion of the 10th
anniversary of SABIO-RK (http://sabiork.h-its.org/).

The workshop also provides introductions to COPASI (http://copasi.org/) and to SEEK, a data- and model management system for life sciences
(http://seek4science.org/).

Registration is open until 9th of May:
http://www.h-its.org/en/research/sdbv/kinetics-on-the-move 
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In our study of data scientists, we found that only about a third of them possessed skills needed to handle big and distributed data. These results are in line with findings from other studies that find that data scientists typically analyze small data sets.
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Internship - Analysis of single cell transcriptomes for epicardium-derived vascular tissues

We are looking for a Master student to analyse the transcriptomes of single cells within the context of cardiac regenerative medicine. The project is part of a collaboration between the group of Sanjay Sinha, from the Stem Cell Institute, and the group of Nicolas Le Novere, from the Babraham Institute, both located in Cambridge, UK. Most of the work will take place at the Babraham Institute, although it is anticipated that the student will spend time in the Sinha lab on a regular basis.

The epicardium has been shown in animal models to produce coronary vascular smooth muscle cells and cardiac fibroblasts but it is unclear whether epicardium is also able to supply coronary endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes. The team of Sanjay Sinha has the capability to generate human epicardium in vitro from ES and IPS cells. Characterising this engineered epicardium and its differentiation potential is important to understand the development of cardiac vessels and also provide material for regenerative medicine.

Using RNA-Seq data from bulk tissues and single cells, the student will help to compare the engineered epicardium to embryonic and adult epicardium harvested from human samples. They will characterise and compare the different cell subpopulations and seek specific markers.

References
Iyer D, Gambardella L, Bernard W, Serrano F, Mascetti V, Pederson R, Talasila A, Sinha S. Robust derivation of epicardium and its differentiated smooth muscle cell progeny from human pluripotent stem cells. Development 2015; 142: 1528­‐41
Cheung C, Bernardo AS, Pedersen RA and Sinha S. Directed differentiation of embryonic origin-specific vascular smooth muscle subtypes from human pluripotent stem cells. Nature Protocols 2014;9:929-38

We are looking for a motivated bioinformatics master student, who likes team work and interact with both experimental and computational biologists. Good knowledge of molecular and cellular biology is essential. A background in bioinformatics is required. If possible, the student will have had training with R and some exposure to the analysis of next generation sequencing data and differential expression analysis. They will have access to a compute farm and familiarity with Linux environment is necessary.  

The duration of the internship is anticipated to be between 4 and 6 months.

For more details, contact Nicolas Le Novere, n.lenovere@gmail.com
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How good are you at guesstimating correlation coefficients from scatter plots? Test yourself with this game made by one of our group members Omar Wagih.   
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Watch this basketball drive you nuts as it breaks down the laws of Physics.
Hint: Magnus Effect
Can Backspin help a basketball cover extra distance than projected for? If Magnus effect is considered then yes, the ball will travel far more distance. But What is Magnus Effect? Magnus effect is the generation of a sidewise force on a spinning cylindrical or spherical solid immersed in a fluid (liquid or gas) when there is relative motion between the spinning body and the fluid. So basically if we consider basketball being thrown with backs...
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For those of you interested in data and model management in interdisciplinary life-sciences. Write a blog post, work with cool people (like me). Go on...we'll have fun!
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Interested in data and model management in life-sciences? Join our webinar series (details below) 
 
FAIRDOM webinars – facing your data management challenges with you!

Are you a student, researcher, project investigator, lab manager, institution, publisher, data provider or anyone else interested in data and model management in interdisciplinary life-sciences?

Join our new webinar series launching Mon 25th Jan 2pm-2.45pm GMT. Our guest speaker for the first session will be Steven Wiley.

To find our more about the webinar visit our webinar page.
We are proud to announce the launch the 2016 series of Webinars for Data and Model management Practice in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences. These webinars will interest students, researchers, project investigators, lab managers, institutions, publishers, data providers….anyone with data or ...
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Why vegetarians around the world need to get off their high horse

In this context, choosing not to be vegetarian in India, like its opposite in the US, can actually be a political choice.

Eating meat can be a principled refusal of the distinctions among castes, religions and ethnicities: a powerful statement that you will eat with anyone, whatever food they give you. It can be a sign of progressivism and solidarity, a refusal of the narrow politics of Hindu chauvinism.
There is a need to delink vegetarianism from an intrinsic morality.
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  • University of Manchester
    Management and Chemical Sciences, 2004 - 2007
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Post-doc specialising in metabolic understanding and redesign for biotechnology purposes.
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  • University of Manchester
    Post-Doc, 2013 - present
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
    Post-Doc, 2011 - 2012
  • University of Manchester
    PhD Researcher, 2007 - 2011
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