TWiV 192: Viral tertulia

July 22, 2012

radar beeHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener email about bioinformatics, insects, influenza, laboratory classes, commensalism, reproducibility of data, and more.

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  • Clarsen

    Vincent, why not our Virus Pathogen Resource, http://www.viprbrc.org ? I’ve been developing bioinformatics tools for them for seven years now. You could probably get Richard Scheuermann on the program. May I recommend someone more applied, like this, than a “pure play computational theoretician”. The real problems are in relating molecular genetics and top level phenotype in the host. We’re doing that right now. It exists.