Pay attention to #BlackintheIvory

On June 10th, scientists around the world participated in the #ShutDownSTEM movement with the goal of addressing anti-Black racism in STEM. Earlier this week, Black scientists, doctors, and academics shared their experiences with racism in academic settings under #BlackintheIvory on Twitter (started by communications researchers Joy Melody Woods and Shardé M. Davis). We amplify aContinue reading “Pay attention to #BlackintheIvory”

A practical Ethereum and MultiChain blockchain tutorial

Before getting started, a brief primer on blockchain… When most people hear ‘blockchain’ they think of bitcoin, the notorious cryptocurrency network started in 2009. Yet, blockchain technology is more general than bitcoin, and can be used in a variety of contexts beyond cryptocurrency, from music sharing to food distribution to genomic data transactions. Blockchains canContinue reading “A practical Ethereum and MultiChain blockchain tutorial”

2020 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

Gamze and I started off 2020 with a bang by attending the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) on the Big Island of Hawaii. This year was the 25th anniversary of PSB. The conference was held on the west coast of the island at the Fairmont Orchid hotel. We attended several of the conference sessions andContinue reading “2020 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing”

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Angela Davis

As a scientist who has to read a mountain of academic literature everyday, I can never seem to find enough time to read about the history of the country I live in. However, I have a deep appreciation of the Civil Rights Movement and always try to educate myself and learn from it. I feelContinue reading “Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Angela Davis”

2019 iDASH Competition & Workshop

In October 2019, we attended the iDASH workshop in Bloomington, IN at the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. iDASH stands for Integrating Data for Analysis, Anonymization, and Sharing, and each year (we believe since 2014) they organize a ‘Secure genome analysis competition’. We are very competitive (especially Gamze) so naturally weContinue reading “2019 iDASH Competition & Workshop”

Our first post

Welcome to GC content! Gamze Gürsoy and Charlotte Brannon, here–we are two scientists currently working in Mark Gerstein’s group at Yale University. We hail from different parts of the world (Gamze from Istanbul, Charlotte from Houston), are at different parts of our careers (Gamze a postdoc, Charlotte a postgrad), and have a variety of differentContinue reading “Our first post”

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