In the second of his reports from the 2014 Biomax Symposium Robert Roe reports on the difficulties of integrating the data needed for predictive medicine.
In the first of his reports from the 2014 Biomax Symposium Robert Roe reports on how informatics can enable predictive medicine.
A new data centre, funded by the Higher Education funding council for England (HEFCE), will provide high-performance computing to a consortium of UK universities and research institutes under a five-year agreement
ANSYS recently donated a campus-wide licence to the University of Connecticut (UConn), giving students and researchers access to leading structures, fluids, electronics and systems simulation. Ansys is helping to promote STEM skills at University level but also equipping the next generation of students with experience using real world software
IBM has produced a chip that works more like a biological brain than a conventional microprocessor. Robert Roe reports on what could be a paradigm shift in computing
IBM has announced $3b research initiative to tackle the challenges of chip design for cloud and big data systems and search for solutions to a post-silicon future
Two centres for genomic research, Public Health England (PHE) and The Centro Nacional de AnÃ¡lisis GenÃ³mico (National Centre for Genome Analysis) (CNAG) in Barcelona have upgraded their HPC resources to enable faster and more effective analysis of genome sequences
IBM has announced a new system designed to help food retailers, distributors and public health officials predict contaminated food sources and accelerate the investigation of food-borne disease outbreaks
With SC 2014 approaching fast, the organisers have announced the second annual Test of Time award for a technical paper that has had a wide and lasting impact in supercomputing
Stem cell biologists in Cambridge, UK have teamed up with scientists from Microsoft Research to create a new computational model that explains for the first time how genes interact to keep embryonic stem cells in an unspecialised state (pluripotent).
Building a Smart Laboratory 2018 highlights the importance of adopting smart laboratory technology, as well as pointing out the challenges and pitfalls of the process
Informatics experts share their experiences on the implementing new technologies and manging change in the modern laboratory
This chapter will consider the different classes of instruments and computerised instrument systems to be found in laboratories and the role they play in computerised experiments and sample processing – and the steady progress towards all-electronic laboratories.
This chapter considers how the smart laboratory contributes to the requirements of a knowledge eco-system, and the practical consequences of joined-up science. Knowledge management describes the processes that bring people and information together to address the acquisition, processing, storage, use, and re-use of knowledge to develop understanding and to create value
This chapter takes the theme of knowledge management beyond document handling into the analysis and mining of data. Technology by itself is not enough – laboratory staff need to understand the output from the data analysis tools – and so data analytics must be considered holistically, starting with the design of the experiment