Is the cloud enabling bioinformatics to become the biology solutions domain?

By Dr Paul Denny-Gouldson
Winter 16/17
For many years we have used the term bioinformatics to describe, well, anything outside cheminformatics in the R&D informatics domain. It has been a ‘catch-all’ term to label informat...

Adopting AI is essential for a sustainable pharma industry.

By Professor Jackie Hunter
Winter 16/17
Advancements in technology, and in particular, developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionising the way that we live our lives. Up to now, we have used it to help us find ...

Managing data challenges in the new R&D environment.

By Dr Paul Denny-Gouldson
Summer 15
The discovery and development of drugs is changing. The realm once dominated by ‘big pharma’ is becoming increasingly fragmented into more agile and flexible consortia.

TMFs become key differentiator for CROs as stakeholders demand better collaboration and access

By Rik Van Mol
Winter 14
R&D outsourcing continues to rise sharply to meet the demands of life sciences organisations’ growing pipelines, but CROs have to keep evolving or more nimble competitors will take thei...

Informatics: the same old problems, just bigger.

By Glyn Williams and Dr Paul Denny-Gouldson
Winter 2013
Today’s information technologies profoundly affect the way we conduct research and development (R&D), and the last 20 years have seen great advances in information technology across bot...

Disruptive change by linked data and semantic technologies in healthcare and life sciences.

By Hans Constandt
Fall 2013
From early days the sharing of knowledge has been one of the main forces driving science and innovation. Yet latterly, the pharmaceutical industry with its fear of loss of intellectual pr...

Selecting a LIMS for next-generation sequencing research. Summer 11

By Bruce Pharr and Dr Michael Kuzyk
Summer 2011
Genomics has revolutionised the life sciences industry by combining human ingenuity with right-place/right-time serendipity. Advances in computer processing and storage have provided the ...

Are laboratories truly ready for mobile working?

By Sarah Westall
Summer 2013
It is not too long ago that mobile technology was limited to a certain few, but these days devices such as smartphones and tablets play an important part in many people’s working and pe...

Transforming data into better healthcare.

By Dr Jens Hoefkens
Winter 2012/13
The healthcare industry is drowning in data for which it lacks established data analysis processes. This situation exists despite the fact that appropriate and efficient data analysis pro...

Saved by the BEL: ringing in a common language for the life sciences.

By Ted Slater and Dr Diane H. Song
Fall 2012
Established fields of study preserve their history and support advancement by developing and using a common language, without which those fields could not progress at a reasonable pace. T...

Biological analysis and interpretation for improved research outcomes.

By Dr Douglas Bassett
Spring 2012
In the last few years, technological advancements in the life sciences have changed many ways in which we think about research. Next-generation sequencing, qPCR and microRNA offer new ave...

Biologists Flirt with Models.

By Gordon Webster
Spring 2009
The enormous challenge posed by the complexity of biological systems represents a potential intellectual impasse to researchers and threatens to stall future progress in basic biology and...

High content screening - the next challenge: effective data mining and exploration.

By Dr Kurt Zingler and Dr Stephan Heyse
Winter 2008
The use of high content screening within HTS is growing and with many past hurdles now overcome, the need for effective tools for data analysis is becoming paramount.

Data Overflow Progress in Automating and Streamlining Data.

Summer 2008
By Peer Staehler
The genomic world moves faster and faster. The pool of data has exploded exponentially in the past few years due to the growing knowledge about the relevance of genomic findings for medic...