Monthly Archives: November 2014


Notes from Synbiobeta San Francisco 2014

By |2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00November 16th, 2014|

Synbiobeta San Francisco 2014 is wrapping up this morning with a networking cruise in the bay that I won’t be able to join because I need to head to the airport in a few hours. This was the first time I could attend a Synbiobeta conference. The event has a very distinctive flavor to it. [...]

Parameter estimation preprint

By |2019-02-06T19:38:49+00:00November 7th, 2014|

We just submitted a revised version of a manuscript describing the analysis of data collected using our GenoSIGHT software. The paper shows that this data can be used to estimate parameters of gene network models. This manuscript is under consideration with PLoS Computational Biology. I am relieved that we were able to complete these revisions. [...]

Surprisingly popular blog posts

By |2019-02-06T19:38:49+00:00November 3rd, 2014|

It is a little surprising that the most popular entries ever posted on this blog are related to the use of industrial engineering methods in the context of a biomedical laboratory. 5S Applied to an Academic Lab – an Old Dog Learns New Tricks Using LIMS in an Academic Lab – Why and How? I [...]

5S Lab Organization – an Old Dog Learns New Tricks

By |2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00November 3rd, 2014|

When I interviewed for my present position in the Peccoud lab at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, David Ball gave me a tour of the lab and I immediately noticed that every item on a bench or desk was outlined with yellow tape and labeled. Also, cupboards and drawers had labels denoting their contents. I knew that Dr. Peccoud, had [...]

Using a LIMS in an Academic Lab

By |2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00November 3rd, 2014|

Using a LIMS in an academic lab may seem like overkill. Unless you remember that all laboratories produce something, whether samples or spreadsheets. Ideally, every step in the process of making the product, including the origins of precursors and the physical or digital locations of the products, should be documented. I have worked in seven [...]