Month: August 2011

The DrupalCon 2011 event has now come to a close

It has been great to learn about Drupal at DrupalCon 2011 this week; what it is, what it is not, its history and future plans.  I now understand what it’s all about – and how much there is still to learn! I know, for example, that the UX of Drupal has two aspects: UX for…


DrupalCon 2011 in London – well, Croydon actually

I’m now at DrupalCon 2011 in Fairfield Halls and Croydon College, South London. Today I’m learning the basics in the Absolute Beginners’ Guide to Drupal pre-conference training – we are learning: why Drupal? how does it work? how to create websites using it…


ISMB/ECCB 2011 poster is on the web

To see the poster I presented at ISMB/ECCB 2011 have a look here: http://posters.f1000.com/P1958 This site is a database of scientific posters…


Heidelberg ATC Building: beautiful but more twister than helix

I have just got back from a trip to Heidelberg, where the EMBL headquarters are located.  My meeting was in the brand new ATC (Advanced Training Centre) Building. Even with a small compact camera you can take pictures that look awesome. The design made me think of Twister ice lolly!  Remember those?  


ISMB/ECCB 2011 in Vienna

19th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and 10th European Conference on Computational Biology 2011 (ISMB/ECCB) I’ve recently returned from ISMB/ECCB.  It was another good conference and, as usual, was particularly well attended by colleagues from the EBI.  I presented two pieces of work in the poster sessions: 1. The EMBL-EBI User…