Data Stewardship (available)

Starting Date: June 2019 Duration: 5 weeks (10 weeks part-time) Time commitment: Full time/Part time Prerequisites: understanding of databases and formats such as JSON; ability to interview and liaise non-experts; ability to write reports. Approximately 80% of the time that a Data Scientist spends on a day to day basis is on finding relevant data … full description “Data Stewardship (available)”

Jupyter notebooks (available)

Starting Date: June 2019 Duration: 10 weeks Time commitment: Full time Prerequisites: experience with Python (useful) and Javascript programming (essential). It may be useful to be willing to learn about functional programming (but this is not essential). Jupyter notebooks [1] are examples of literate programming [2] where code and outputs from the code as well … full description “Jupyter notebooks (available)”

Metagenomics pipeline (available)

Starting Date: June 2019 Duration: 10 weeks Time commitment: Full time Prerequisites: experience with Python programming or workflow software (desirable), experience of querying web databases using RESTful interfaces. Metagenomics is the genomic sampling of environments (e.g. soil, sea water the human microbiome) which are composed of an unknown range of different species (usually bacteria and … full description “Metagenomics pipeline (available)”

Minimising gene sets through querying ontologies in published literature (completed)

The aim of this project is to build a tool that will determine sets of genes ┬áthat have a high priority of being associated with a specific Biological process. Molecular Biology is now generating colossal amounts of data. In particular, there are a variety of technologies that can scan entire genomes or transcriptomes and determine … full description “Minimising gene sets through querying ontologies in published literature (completed)”

Workflow Description Language frontend (available)

Starting Date: June 2019 Duration: 10 weeks Time commitment: Full time Prerequisites: experience with Python or Java programming (essential), experience of using container software such as Docker and deploying applications on clouds. The Workflow Description Language [1] (WDL – pronounced ‘widdle’) is a scripting language designed to build Scientific workflows (specifically for Bioinformatics applications). WDL … full description “Workflow Description Language frontend (available)”