We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to join us on a two-year fully funded position. We use bioinformatics and genomics to understand the evolution of parasitism and host-parasite interactions. We have several large genomic datasets ready for immediate analysis and other emerging projects that require the skills and leadership of a talented postdoc.The appropriate … Continue reading Postdoc wanted
This evening members of the Wasmuth lab are off on a new adventure. Kaylee, Stephen and I heading to Addis Ababa, where we will delivering a five-day bioinformatics workshop at the Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute. We're building on the successful workshops run by Guido van Marle. Guido's been running workshops in molecular biology and bioinformatics since … Continue reading Ethiopia-bound
It's been far too long since I last posted. The Wasmuth lab has gained wonderful new people. As a group, we will endeavour to post more frequently about what we've been up to. A big trip to Ethiopia in a couple of days. More on that, soon...
Dave Curran actually defended his PhD thesis back on 19th December 2016. Why has it taken me 204 days to post? Well... um... Lots has happened to distract me from writing this post. Perhaps, I still haven't come to terms with his departure from the lab? <nice save there Dr. Wasmuth> Dave was my first … Continue reading Congratulations Dr. Dave
It's been a busy few months for the Wasmuth lab. I have some traveling ahead of me, which will give me the time to write those posts. For the moment, I want to invite applications for postdoctoral fellows to join the lab. The posting can be found here: https://bioinformatics.ca/resources/jobs/bioinformatics-infectious-diseases
On Friday 9th December, Shruti Srivastava, passed the defence of her MSc thesis. Shruti started the morning with a great public seminar, which was broadcast over Adobe Connect and tuned into by colleagues in Edmonton and the Netherlands! In the exam itself, Shruti was composed and confident not giving into her nerves. The examiners seemed … Continue reading Congratulations Shruti!
A very belated welcome to Grace Mariene & Sonja Dunemann to the lab. Sonja started back in January, arriving from Germany. Sonja completed a MSc at Universitat zu Koln and did a research project with Christoph Dieterich. Sonja was also won a Erasmus scholarship and spent two months in Mark Blaxter's group at the University of Edinburgh. … Continue reading Welcome Grace & Sonja
A great benefit to studying bioinformatics is the ability to conduct your research anywhere and anytime. Gone are the days of being tethered to a shared laboratory, forcing face-to-face interactions with colleagues on a daily basis. Even collaborations can be carried out exclusively through e-mail. For scientific research, bioinformatics is a hermit’s dream. Donning archaic … Continue reading Exploring the Riches of the East
I'm in San Francisco for the Anthelmintics conference that kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday). If you interested I'll be tweeting away with the '#anthelm14' hashtag. In the wee bit of spare time I've been afforded, my mind has drifted to grants. Oh joy... I submitted two grant applications in the last few months. I'm not as … Continue reading Recently submitted grant applications