Posts Tagged Newcastle
All change in 2009, no more academia
Posted by peanutbutter in Uncategorized on January 19, 2009
Last week I completed what was my first week of working in academia in 2009 and also my last for the foreseeable future. I have decided to leave academia, as well as Newcastle to take a position in a Biotech company in Cambridge.
I have certainly enjoyed just over 5 years working in Newcastle encompassing my PhD and a postdoc. Within that time my research interests have developed from representing scientific data, to data standards to ontology development. I am still maintaining some of my research interests in my new position. I will be working for an antibody company called Abcam, and as part of my role I will be investigating how to represent their product catalogue as an ontology and how users can have a more direct interaction with it.
I am really looking forward to this fresh challenge. I don’t know how this change of position will effect the content of this blog, although I expect it to still largely reflect my interests on the representation of scientific data and open science. I think its probably safe to assume there might be the odd post about antibodies as well.
e-Science pollution project makes local news
Posted by peanutbutter in computer science on November 16, 2008
A colleague here in Newcastle, who sits about 10 meters away from me, (not making any claim what so ever I ever influenced her or her work) has appeared on the local news for her e-science project here at Newcastle. Apart from the fact, the web site tells me I should be using IE, and the fact that I can not embed the video in my blog – You can watch her interview and learn about Lakshmi’s project on a novel way to measure pollution.