Bioinformatics Computational Science Workshop

1st November 2017 - 1 to 5 PM

Massey University, Palmerston North

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What's really happening in the black box?

Bioinformatics and Computational Science underpin much of modern biological research. They are scientific disciplines unto themselves with their own challenges and open research questions. The Palmerston North Bioinformatics Meeting group has been exploring the question 'Does our software do what we expect it to?' Unfortunately, what we find is often not what we would hope. 

In this workshop we will explore the current state of practice in scientific computing, the issues researchers encounter, demonstrated methods to improve the reliability of the code we use and write, and New Zealand resources available to assist.

The workshop is free of charge, but space is limited.

Registration deadline is October 2nd.

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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.