Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre seminar: Bioinformatics for cancer research: Tips, techniques and planning experiments Event as iCalendar

03 May 2013

1 - 2pm

Venue: Robb Lecture Theatre, Room 501-B09, Basement Level, Building 501, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Most cancer researchers believe that bioinformatics and genomics are becoming important parts of their research toolkit; what isn’t as clear, though, is what this means for planning experiments, writing grants, and structuring publications.  In this talk, I will describe the most important things I’ve found during my work as Research Fellow in Bioinformatics for FMHS. Using examples from my own research and from others in the faculty, I’ll work to demystify some bioinformatics jargon, highlight some common mistakes, and provide some ‘top recommendations’ for scientists wanting to incorporate bioinformatics and genomics into their research outputs.

Presented by:

Dr. Daniel Hurley

Daniel Hurley

is Research Fellow in Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. He has a background in software development project management, working in commercial IT for ten years after completing an MSc in Medical Science. He returned to research with the Systems Biology Group at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute with Edmund Crampin, and the Cell Biology and Bioinformatics Group in the department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, with Cris Print. His research work focuses on inferring regulatory networks from gene expression data, and applying them to problems in human biology. Currently he works with research groups across the Faculty on transcriptomic and proteomic projects using microarray and high-throughput sequencing technologies.