Happy New Year! A long overdue update on whatever it is I am doing. Spoiler: It’s still a PhD.
The second installment of this year’s Christmas Special. We revisit our old friend, the DHFR dataset and discover that not everything is as awful as it seems.
Even `bowtie2`’s `–very-sensitive-local` option can be a little grumpy. Here’s how I make `bowtie2` a little more relaxed for alignment of more dissimilar sequences, particularly for my work on metagenomes.
It’s time for a PhD status report Christmas special. It’s a cliff-hanger episode, with a sad ending.
I am not a very organised bioinformatician, and despite your best efforts, you probably aren’t either. I’ve written a tool called `chitin` that tries to keep me, and bioinformatics more organised.
I gave a talk at Birmingham University. It was ok.
A status update on the apparent progress of my doctorate, featuring a name for my work, and a brief run through all of the things that are and are not broken as of September 2016.
Another long overdue insight to the things I am supposed to be doing so I can call myself a doctor someday.
Every year, the university celebrates British Science Week with a Science Fair, inviting possibly the most difficult public to engage with: children. This year, I volunteered to run a stand.