Nick Loman

Nick Loman

The biggest genome sequencing projects: the uber-list!

I am just writing a short presentation for a meeting in Hinxton. I wanted to demonstrate the profound effect that whole-genome sequencing is having on the study of biology, and the size and scope of recent studies. So I thought it would be fun to catalogue the largest – in terms of samples – genome […]

Course Advert: NERC Workshop on Population and Metagenomics Analysis

I help out with a fair few workshops on genomic analysis, but most are limited by being restricted to just a day or two, hardly enough time to cover more than the basics. So the 10 day long NERC Population and Metagenomics Analysis course, organised by the fantastic Konrad Paszkiewicz from the University of Exeter is a […]

Learning to say no: Seven questions to ask before accepting an invitation

I just got back from a short meeting in the States. Even though I was only out of the office a few days, I am now even further behind with backed-up peer review, finishing manuscript drafts, collaborations. My long-suffering family now have to cope with me being tired and irritable while I catch up on […]

Post-doc opportunity with Chris Quince!

Another job ad! I’ll try and post some original content soon. This is an opportunity to post-doc with Chris Quince, one of the smartest mathematical modellers working on genome and metagenome data ‘in the game’ (and also my mentor). Apply now (after reading the job description) ! Research Associate Bioinformatics for integrating polyomics data from […]

Interesting MPhil project on Cryptosporidium available

I don’t normally post job ads on the blog, but I was sent this interesting sounding opportunity which might suit one of the readers of this blog? Note they are accepting late submissions, but get your application in quickly! KESS Scholarship Aberystwyth University are seeking to recruit a 1-year MPhil to work on a project […]

Illumina’s Homebase: And other more interesting sounding trademarks …

Illumina’s Homebase: And other more interesting sounding trademarks …

The US trademark search interface is a fun way to predict new products that may be slated for release. What have Illumina got? Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark Check Status Live/Dead 1 86047970 FORENSEQ TSDR LIVE 2 86039515 NEXTSEQ TSDR LIVE 3 86024001 UNDERSTAND YOUR GENOME TSDR LIVE 4 86003145 IHOPE TSDR LIVE 5 […]