June/July 2006

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PATTERN RECOGNITION

Recognising the future

Felix Grant explores the applications for – and reasoning behind – pattern recognition

LIMS

Software is key to better productivity

Commercial laboratories increasingly turn to less-skilled staff for their routine analyses, but also want to use and share their results in far more ways than in the past. The key to achieving these different goals lies in the software, writes Siân Harris

PROFILE

Renaissance scientist with fund of ideas

Andre Geim, director, Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Manchester

WORKFLOW

Vive la difference

Different data, different analytical tools, different users. How can scientific computing cope with diversity in the life sciences? Tom Wilkie discovers that data pipelining and workflow technology offer new approaches