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It’s fairly characteristic of conference centres to offer wireless Internet access but unfortunately it’s also usual for it to not work very well, the ASM is no different. Here are a few tips I find helpful if you are struggling. 1. Signal strength – this can vary greatly depending on where you are sitting. If [...]
My last blog post looking at de novo assembly with Ion Torrent did over 2,000 views (a big number in these parts) and shows what huge interest there is in Ion Torrent data. Despite my protestations that this was not an assembly software comparison, a few people took it that way. I guess that’s natural. [...]
Here’s your chance to join us in our dynamic and exciting research in the Pallen group! Closing Date: 25th May Interviews will take place on June 7th 2011. Follow these links for more information and to apply: Research Technician in Bioinformatics 47339 http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/47339.pdf Research Fellow in Microbial Bioinformatics 47340 http://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/47340.pdf
Well we’ve had our Ion Torrent for nearly 6 weeks now, but we haven’t yet run it. A combination of factors have impeded our progress. After waiting for installation there have been various changes to the protocols and reagents, plus we needed to buy some more equipment to make libraries (a Bioruptor, for shearing). Our [...]
So, I thought this was just about interesting enough to post here, but look away if you aren’t a hardcore 454 data nerd. I haven’t done any 454 data handling off the instrument for a little while, but had to do some yesterday for a 16S amplicon run. The results were .. interesting. Analysis #1: [...]