Women in Computer Science Day

Last week I ran a small stall at the annual Women in Computer Science day run by the Department of Computer Science at the University

Twitter at #ECCMID

A bit over two years ago I was a guest blogger at the US Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore. I was disappointed by the

Diagnosing antibiotic resistance: future trends?

It is Sunday, I’m in Vienna at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) congress. As is traditional at all large conventions,

BashTheBug.net Zooniverse Citizen Science project launches today!

My citizen science project, BashTheBug, is launched today. Head over to the website or go straight to the Zooniverse project page and help us start

BashTheBug.net Beta Testing Results

Zooniverse have finished beta-testing my BashTheBug citizen science project. To verify that the task is easy to do and the tutorial and help text understandable, the first version of the project was sent to a number of experienced Zooniverse beta-testers. Over a period of two weeks, 672 volunteers made 34,791

BashTheBug at the Science Museum

A group of us from Modernising Medical Microbiology went to the Science Museum in London to take part in one of their “Lates” events. I

Accelerating Oxford Nanopore basecalling

It looks innocuous sitting on the desk, an Oxford Nanopore MinION, but it can produce a huge data of data from a single sequencing run.

New Publication: Effect of SAO mutation on Band 3

There is a lovely story behind this paper just published earlier this week in Biochemistry. Reinhart Reithmeier came to visit Mark Sansom in Oxford whilst on sabbatical back in 2002. Now Reinhart, if you don’t know, is a world-expert on Band 3 which is the transmembrane protein in the membrane

Software Carpentry Workshop, Oxford, 9-10 January 2017

Earlier this week I instructed the first Software Carpentry workshop run by the Reproducible Research Oxford project. This is a one-year project supported by the

Shimano Ultegra 6800 Wheelset: an evidence-based review

Earlier this year I bought some new wheels for my commuting bike. They certainly felt like they made it faster, but did they? Since I

DTC Bioinformatics Module – Hackathon!

Last month I organised the Bioinformatics Module for the Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership – this immediately followed the DTC Programming Module, which I also taught part of. This was the first year I’ve organised this three-week module and was fortunate that we had five teams of lecturers from

DTC Programming Module – Feedback

Last month I finished lecturing part of the Programming Course that all the Doctoral Training Centre DPhil students do at the start of their first year. It is the first time I’ve helped teach the course so I thought I’d record some of the feedback I collected here. Overall the