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What is the matrix?

If you were trying to teach yourself PYTHON scripting and you started by writing a little programme that treated any input text as a protein sequence, then translate that sequence into all possible genetic codes which were then BLAST searched on the NCBI nr database, if, while testing the protocol, you were to enter the… Read more »

Wales Gene Park on S4C’s Corff Cymru

Wales Gene Park researchers Dr Sally Davies and Dr Andy Tee and fellow colleagues contributed to S4C’s Corff Cymru programme aired on Thursday 9th May 2013 at 8.25 p.m.

Biochemical Journal Poster Prize Winner

Cancer and Genetics Building

Congratulations to fellow Wales Gene Park staff member Dr Kayleigh Dodd for her recent Biochemical Journal Poster Prize! The Biochemical Journal sponsors a number of prizes for posters presented by young scientists at meetings held internationally.

They’re calling it a million

In Sergio Lenoe’s ‘Once upon a time in the West’ there’s a scene Charles Bronson describes to another cowboy what a thousand, thousand dollars is telling him “They’re calling it a million”. It seemed funny less than a hundred years ago

Wales Gene Park 10th Anniversary

On the 15th April 2013 we celebrated 10 years of Wales Gene Park at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. We had a great time during which we highlighted the work of the Wales Gene Park over the decade since the first release of the human genome sequence. A mini Symposium was held… Read more »

Clock Tower Metrics

Cardiff Castle has many claims to fame. Yet, its role as a measure of Next Generation Sequencing output is not among them. Until now. To be truly memorable, towns and cities need landmark buildings and one only has to visit Crewe to know how true this is. Building bling is important: it contributes to the… Read more »

You’re going to need a bigger boat

Telling people you have a PhD in Genetics is a conversation killer, I get the feeling people assume I will only be interested engaging in high-brow scientific discourse for the evening, perhaps a little ‘confab’ on the Large Hadron Collider?

Every cloud…

Disease. It defines us. The common cold can make Monday mornings uncommonly grim. Cancer can harass us into victimhood or can hone us into heroes. Neuro-psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder photoshop our perceptions, tinting and filtering how we see the world and ourselves, and how the world sees us

Wales Gene Park 10th Anniversary Event

Many thanks to all who joined us for our 10th Anniversary event at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama on Monday 15th April. We hope you’ll agree it was a great day celebrating scientific excellence in Wales. We’re aiming to make the speakers’ presentations available on-line in the near future along with photos… Read more »