Biological Data Analysis

I'm starting to plan a new Harvard course that'll be called Biological Data Analysis. Biology is going through a culture change. It's suddenly become a data-rich, computational analysis-heavy science. Are we going to outsource data analysis to bioinformaticians and data science specialists, or are biologists going to analyze their own data? There's always advantages to … Continue reading Biological Data Analysis

Open software/web engineer positions

The lab's growing - the new space opened in November - and we're starting to get settled in. Now we're looking for a scientific software engineer and a web portal engineer to join the group. The scientific software engineer will play key roles in the HMMER and Infernal projects, including optimization, parallelization, automated testing, and … Continue reading Open software/web engineer positions

Open faculty position in Harvard FAS Systems Biology

Harvard's FAS Center for Systems Biology has opened a search for a new tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level. Sharad Ramanathan and I are the co-chairs for the search committee. From the ad: The Center emphasizes quantitative approaches to fundamental problems in biology. It aims to foster interactions across disciplinary boundaries, housing faculty … Continue reading Open faculty position in Harvard FAS Systems Biology