Bioinformatics Computational Science Workshop
1st November 2017 - 1 to 5 PM
Massey University, Palmerston North
Who should attend?
Bioinformatic & Computational Scientists - Learn about some of the fundamental issues that impact the research you do and techniques to improve reliability and efficiency in the work flows you develop.
Curious Wet Lab Staff - Look into how the ways you generate data affect how it can be analysed.
Students - Get a feel for how you might enter the field bioinformatic science with your eyes wide open.
PIs and Supervisors - Explore how the interplay between experimental design and computational analysis can limit or expand the possibilities in your research programmes.
Research Managers - See what the implications of black box analyses are for your organisation and how to tap into the expertise already available in New Zealand to dramatically improve the situation.
Anyone else with an interest in this topic.
Palmerston North Bioinformatics Meeting FAQ
What is the Palmerston North Bioinformatics Meeting?
The Palmerston North Bioinformatics Meeting is a monthly gathering of people interested in bioinformatic and computational science to discuss the practice and profession of these kinds of science. It is an informal forum for sharing ideas and helping each other learn. Sometimes it is like a journal club. Other times it is like a practical lab meeting where one presents a particularly sticky problem to solve. It can even function as a research collective as it has done in the case of this workshop.
How did it start?
Patrick Biggs (Massey University) and Helge Dzierzon (PFR) each approached Rob Elshire with the idea that it would be good for the local bioinformatic science community to have an informal monthly meeting. The thinking was that if an independent scientist hosted the meeting, it would encourage an inclusive community by allowing everyone to get out of the silos in which they typically work.
The meeting is organised and hosted by The Elshire Group, and has met every month since September 2015.
Who can attend?
Anyone with an interest in bioinformatics science and an inclination for clear, honest, and kind communication about the practice and profession of computational research. We welcome new participants interested in bioinformatics regardless of experience level.There are no dues or fees to be part of the meeting. We encourage active participation!