Introduction to Biomedical Ontologies 1: What is an Ontology?

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While reading an article or looking at a website, have you ever seen the term “ontology” and wondered what that meant? Do you hear people talking about using ontologies and ask yourself what the hubbub is about? This video is designed to help answer those questions. Here is a beginner’s look at what an ontology is and why ontologies are an important tool in the scientist’s toolbox.

Data Curation in Biology – Past, Present and Future

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This is an audio recording of Janet Thornton's keynote presentation at the Third International BioCurator Society meeting held in Berlin, April 2009. Abstract: Data curation has been critical in the development of biology from Darwin and Linnaeus to UniProt, the careful collection and organisation of data has been the spring from which new hypotheses and understanding have emerged. In this presentation, I will describe how we have used data curation in my own research group - and also...

Networks, Systems and Biocomplexity - What Networks Can and Cannot Tell Us

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Tarynn Witten, Ph.D. Director of Research & Development, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University. For the bulk of the history of biology and biomedicine, reductionism was the principle mode of investigation. While Ecologists caught on to the idea of systems in the late 1800's, Systems Biology, as a discipline, has not really emerged until the past decade when "omic hierarchical" data became readily available in online databases and through various...

Bookcast - Structural Bioinformatics 2nd Edition Gu & Bourne (Eds.)

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Further details of the book can be found at http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470181052.html and on Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=4H_ai7ivRIcC&pg=PP1&dq=structural+bioin... .

Getting Started with GBrowse

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So you've heard people talking about "Genome Browsers" but you've never used one and you're not quite sure where to start. This video is just what you've been looking for! We use the Rat Genome Browser at the Rat Genome Database as an example, but this information is applicable to any similar "GBrowse" tool. Check this out for a quick look at "Getting started with GBrowse".

Todd Smith on "BioHDF: Toward Scalable Bioinformatics Infrastructures"

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Todd Smith from Geospiza speaks at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 29, 2009.

Valerie Barbe on "Relative positioning of scaffolds"

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Valerie Barbe of CEA/Genoscope discusses scaffolding and new sequencing technologies at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009.

New Generation Sequencing Technology Panel at SFAF - Part II

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From left to right: Haley Fiske of Illumina Inc., Steve Turner of Pacific Biosciences, Michael Rhodes of Applied Biosystems, Patrice Milos of Helicos Biosciences and Tim Harkins of Roche Diagnostics answer questions in a forum moderated by Bob Fulton at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009. Part 2 of 2.

New Generation Sequencing Technology Panel at SFAF - Part I

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From left to right: Haley Fiske of Illumina Inc., Steve Turner of Pacific Biosciences, Michael Rhodes of Applied Biosystems, Patrice Milos of Helicos Biosciences and Tim Harkins of Roche Diagnostics answer questions in a forum moderated by Bob Fulton at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009. Part 1 of 2.

Inna Dubchak at the DOE JGI 2009 User Meeting

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Inna Dubchak gave an overview of the DOE JGI website at the 4th Annual Meeting on March 25, 2009.