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Bioinformatician, support scientist, Python programmer. Full bio on my blog. You can also follow me on Twitter.

I run the Bioinformatics Support Unit at Newcastle University.

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Job: Vacancy in Bioinformatics Core, Newcastle University, UK
... SCIENTIFIC OFFICER, BIOINFORMATICS Salary: £29,799 - £38,833 Closing Date: 20 September 2018 The Bioinformatics Support Unit is looking to recruit an Experimental Scientific Officer to support research in the Faculty of Medical Sciences by providing analytical services for high-throughput ‘omics ...
bioinformatics core job written 8 weeks ago by Simon Cockell7.3k • updated 8 weeks ago by RamRS19k
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Comment: C: Vacancies at Newcastle University, UK
... This afternoon would be better for me - any time from 3pm. Happy to chat. ...
written 10 months ago by Simon Cockell7.3k
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Job: Vacancies at Newcastle University, UK
... SCIENTIFIC OFFICER, BIOINFORMATICS Salary: £24,983 - £26,495, with progression to £28,936. Closing Date: 09 February 2018 Newcastle University has recently made a substantial investment in genomics - being among the first UK Universities to acquire an Illumina NovaSeq 6000. The Bioinformatics Sup ...
novaseq bioinformatics job written 10 months ago by Simon Cockell7.3k • updated 10 months ago by YaGalbi1.4k
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Job: Cancer Bioinformatician. Newcastle University, UK.
... Closing date: 21st April 2017. The Newcastle University Bioinformatics Support Unit is seeking to hire a motivated, independent bioinformatician to support active research programmes in the Northern Institute of Cancer Research. The successful applicant will join a large and successful team of sup ...
core facility job cancer written 19 months ago by Simon Cockell7.3k
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Comment: C: How to avoid conversion of gene symbols to date format in Excel
... I admire your idealism @harold.smith.tarheel, but >10 years of experience has taught me that this will not work. You'll pry Excel from their cold, dead hands. ...
written 2.2 years ago by Simon Cockell7.3k
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Comment: C: How to avoid conversion of gene symbols to date format in Excel
... I would argue that for most, Excel is unfortunately unavoidable - yes, *you* can personally avoid it, but as soon as you send your tab-delimited table to someone else to look at - science is collaborative after all - *they* will open it in Excel. The mangling of gene names by Excel is an entirely ...
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Answer: A: How to avoid conversion of gene symbols to date format in Excel
... If we assume that Excel is an unavoidable evil (and for most this is unfortunately a credible assumption)... When importing your delimited data into Excel, be sure to set the column type appropriately. The default for all columns is 'General' - this will lead to the inevitable auto-correct mangling ...
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Answer: A: How to identify every read in a fastq file?
... This would seem like a good use case for something like Kraken: But your ability to assign *every* read in your experiment to an organism of origin will depend entirely on the completeness of your database. ...
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Comment: C: What is the appropriate approach for ChIPseq protein genome occupancy % calculat
... If the pie chart you're after is like the ones shown in the link provided in Ido's answer below, then I am not mistaken. It is perfectly possible for a ChIP region to be both in a promoter of one gene, and downstream of another gene - so the data are not categorical & a pie chart is wrong. Just ...
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Comment: C: What is the appropriate approach for ChIPseq protein genome occupancy % calculat
... Your data are not categorical (a occupancy site could intersect with many genomic features) - so a pie chart (rarely the right approach) is definitively wrong here.  ...
written 3.4 years ago by Simon Cockell7.3k

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