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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Bioinformatics Journal Club Special Seminar Event

16:00 - 18:00
2 September 2015
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 85, Room 2207

For more information regarding this event, please email Yawwani Gunawardana at .

Event details

We invite you all for the Bioinformatics Journal Club Special Seminar

(Refreshments and Tea/Coffee will be provided)


NAME : Prof Tom Freeman, Systems Immunology Group, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh.

TITLE : Network-based analyses of macrophage biology in health and disease

ABSTRACT : Biologists are drowning in a deluge of data. In our effort to better understand and interpret omics data we have been developing new approaches for the visualisation and analysis of data derived from complex systems using network based approaches. I will focus on our studies of macrophage biology. I will discuss some of our work on macrophage polarisation and demonstrate how it is possible to learn something about the biology of these fascinating cells by the deconvolution transcriptomic data derived from intact tissues. I will also discuss our efforts to model macrophage signalling and effector systems, and demonstrate how it is possible to simulate the activity of these pathways. The approaches discuss have general applicability to other systems.


NAME : Alex Wilson, Google.

TITLE : Global Fishing Watch

ABSTRACT : With hundreds of millions of people around the world depending on our ocean for their livelihoods, and many more relying on the ocean for food, ensuring the long-term sustainability of our ocean is a critical global priority. Global Fishing Watch is a tool being developed by Skytruth, Oceana and Google that uses a global feed of vessel locations extracted from Automatic Identification System (AIS) tracking data collected by satellite, revealing the movement of vessels over time. I will be discussing my participation in developing the system to automatically identify the fishing vessels, and to further classify the observed patterns of movement as either fishing or non-fishing activity.

After the journal club we are heading to the “Goat” (formerly the Grazing Goat), please come and join us.

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