As a member of the lab you are expected to stay up to date on the relevant scientific literature and the methods used to analyze the data we focus on. This means reading published manuscripts but also the more immediate information that comes in the form of blogs, tweets, and answers in forums. Here are some recommendations.
- SeqAnswers forum
- Ewan Birney’s musings
- Titus Brown’s blog
- Blue Collar Bioinformatics
- Jonathan Eisen’s Tree of Life and @phylogenomics
- Jason Stajich’s The Hyphal Tip and @fungalgenomes and @hyphaltip (you are on twitter, right?)
- Sean Eddy’s Cryptogenomicon and the Xfam Blog from Pfam and Rfam team
- Mike Eisen’s It is NOT Junk
- Ensembl Blog
- Omics! Omics!
- James Cuff’s bloggy about mostly computer hardware
- Stajich lab’s Steven Ahrendt blog on (@sahrendt0) Exceptional Efficiency
- Better Posters
The latest info about tools is often on the mailing lists
There are many many twitter folks out there having lively discussions worth listening in to. I won’t list them all here, but do take a look and check out the lab twitter-ers.
- Jason is on a few handles @stajichlab, @hyphaltip, @fungalgenomes,@fungidb
- Steven is @sahrendt0 and Diva is @divyasain
- Venky is