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Entries from May 2012

International Polar Year 2012

May 2nd, 2012 No Comments

I’ve just returned from the IPY2012 conference in Montréal, which was a very interesting mix of science, culture, and politics. On the Science side, there were lots of great presentations wrapping up years of polar research. I spent a lot of time in the Polar Microbes, Polar Marine Ecosystems, and Polar Terrestrial Ecosystems sessions, but […]

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Upcoming Goldschmidt Short Course in Bioinformatics

May 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Short course 2: Bioinformatics for geologists Speaker: Dr. R. Eric Collins, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Time: 12h30 – 14h00 Price: Free Short course description: This course is an introduction to bioinformatics – the use of computers to study biological processes via information-carrying molecules like DNA and proteins. We will look […]

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