Lars is leading the newly established Genome Sequence Informatics group at OICR, Toronto, and is crossing the pond to appear at Festival of Genomics Boston.
The Short Read
Welcome to The Short Read, our weekly peek behind the curtain at the people who make this amazing community tick. Make sure to check back every Tuesday for the latest installment.
We’ve caught up with an excited Nikolai Slavov ahead of Festival of Genomics Boston, where he will be sharing new methods and results from his laboratory.
Having worked more than a decade for Pfizer, and shared lab with 2013 Nobel Prize Winner Michael Levitt, Enoch Huang gives us an insight into his life.
Having worked with several big players within life sciences, Dale Yuzuki tells us how, and why he’s been lucky to have chosen a career in a rapidly expanding field.
This week’s short read catches up with Justin O’Grady, Senior Lecturer of Medical Microbiology at UEA
“I’d Love to See More Community Labs and Biohackers Publish Their Projects in Open-Access Journals” – Angela Kaczmarczyk
Angela Kaczmarczyk is the co-founder of the Boston Open Science Laboratory (BosLab), a community lab in Somerville that offers lab classes.
“Young Scientists and Entrepreneurs Really Should Not be Afraid to Boldly Venture in Uncharted Territory” – Hans Cobben
Hans Cobben is the CEO of Bluebee, he is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned executive, investor, enabler of start-ups and a technology genius.
Keith Bradnam is a science communicator who is passionate about open science and is helping shape the public perception of science.
Luke Timmerman is an award-winning journalist, and the founder and editor of Timmerman Report. We chose him to be this week’s Short Read star.
As the very first employee at Front Line Genomics, he’s seen the company grow from the very beginning. We’ve chosen to grill him in The Short Read
Nan Fang tells us that R&D needs innovation and speed to achieve a delicate balance, and hopes the future will bring long-read sequencing that is more robust and accurate
“If You Want to Get the Lion’s Credit for Discoveries That You Make, You’ll Need 3 Major Skills” – Gholson Lyon
Dr. Lyon fills us in on what he’s working on, and the challenges he faces in his work, as well as giving some pretty good advice for those at the start of their career
“I’m Not a Genomicist. I’m a Clinical Genetics Who Uses the Tools of Genomic Medicine” – Angela E. Lin
Dr. Lin keeps herself busy by running three specialty clinics at Mass General, where the most recent is for Myhre Syndrome, being the first clinic in the US
He’s devoted to comprehensive and quantitative understanding of extremophiles such as tardigrades, and high-performance materials of biomaterials like spider silk