BioJS Conference

From Manuel Corpas at TGAC:

BioJS CONFERENCE 3-4 JULY, NORWICH, UK
http://conf.biojs.net/

Are you
– a researcher interested in interactive visualisation of massive biological datasets on the web?
– a developer interested in data visualisation?
– interested to understand current industry-based end user needs?

Would you like to meet recognised leaders in the field of visualisation in bioinformatics, including representatives from a variety of SMEs, big pharma and for profit organisations?

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the 1st Annual BioJS Conference (BioJS.conf) and hackathon on 3-4 July 2015, hosted at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, UK. As part of the conference we will have an industry-led session organised by the Repositive.io SME. The aim of this session is to understand the needs, wants, and limitations of front-end interfaces applied to industry-based end users.

Current confirmed speakers include:

Suzi Lewis (Berkeley)
Henning Hermjakob (EBI)
Ian Mulvany (eLife)
Michiel Helvensteijn (Leiden)
Jessie Kennedy (Napier University, Edinburgh)

Registration open NOW!

Please help us spread the word!

The BioJS.conf Organising Committee

Mental Health Hackday

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One week to go until the first Hackday for Mental Health, organised by the UK Community of Research Software Engineers and the Bioinformatics Core at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health, King’s College London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

The event will follow the RSE AGM but you don’t have to be an RSE to attend, If you have any ideas about how we could use technology, mobile apps and sensor data to improve the daily lives or clinical treatment of people dealing with mental illness we’d love to hear from you.

Check out the wiki for more information.

If you have hack ideas, you can add them to the wiki or just send us a message

The event is free, but places are limited so you’ll need to register here

Help us adverise the event:

RSE AGM & Hackday Flyer

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RSE AGM

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One week to go until the UK Community of Research Software Engineers (RSE) first Annual General Meeting at KCL!

If you’re a researcher developing your own software tools, or a developer working in a research environment, come along and get involved in the community.

The event is free, but places are limited so you’ll need to register here

Help us adverise the event:

RSE AGM & Hackday Flyer

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SSI Fellowships

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Applications are open for the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship program for next year.

They offer £3000 to spend over 15 months on activities that promote sustainable software in academia.

More details about the program, including information about fellows from previous years, can be found on the SSI website: http://www.software.ac.uk/fellowship-programme

If you would like to apply, the deadline is October 1st and the application form is available at http://www.software.ac.uk/fellowship-programme-2015-application-form

RSE article

There’s a new article in Research Fortnight on Research Software Engineers

Big Data in Mental Health Symposium @ KCL/SLaM – Live Stream

http://maudsley.mediasite.ulcc.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/b6a747dab20e47c2af28f55c70c252851d

Symposium on Big Data in Mental Health

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For anyone interested in data analytics, the BRC-MH at KCL and the Maudsley are organising a symposium on Big Data in Mental Health on July 23rd at ORTUS, Denmark Hill.

Talks will include Maneesh Juneja, Chris Hollis from MindTech, Will Spooner from Eagle Genomics and speakers from the University of Oxford, KCL and the SLaM.

More details available on the website: http://core.brc.iop.kcl.ac.uk/events/big-data-in-mental-health/

Registration on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-data-in-mental-health-biomedical-research-tickets-11667875931