Splice has recently visited an international trade show Analytica in Munich, where we had an opportunity to interview Suzanne Restaino, Global Marketing Communications Manager at Gilson Inc. Gilson is one of the leading companies for automation instrumentation and chromatography systems. She shared with us some of the most insightful thoughts on what will happen with life-science laboratories in the future and how will this influence the market of lab automation.
Science blog for labs who want to go digital
We asked students coming from different fields of research what they imagine will happen with laboratories in the future and if they think the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud based solutions will become must-haves for Life Sciences Laboratories. We have gathered some interesting insights from the minds of young generation. Let see what they’ve told us.
Nowadays, making and publishing good science just isn’t enough if you want to stand out and increase the impact of your hard work. Thankfully there are tools available online that will help you do just that. Interested in improving your chances of landing collaborators, funding and positions? Read on, this article is for you.
PCR and qPCR made it to space. Did you know that currently a fully equipped sample-to-result molecular biology laboratory with PCR and qPCR instrument is orbiting the Earth?
I have recently read the 2014 Nature paper on which social media do scientists use and why do they use it. In the meantime a lot has changed, ResearchGate no longer has 4.5 million users, but 8 million. That does not seem much compared to 1.5 billion users Facebook has, but is still a remarkable number considering that only scientists use it.
It’s like someone would force you to ride a horse to work, instead of driving a car. But let us start at the beginning.
One of the fastest growing areas in consumer tech, wearable fitness or activity trackers have captured the public imagination with growing levels of interest and adoption.
As a society living in a 21st century, we have just begun to realize how little do we know about our brain. We desperately need to understand how our brain works, so we can develop new treatments for different mental and neurological disorders. This has become one of the greatest challenges in modern science.
Let’s take a look back at how much genome sequencing used to cost during the span of the last 15 years. In 2001, for the price of sequencing 1 human genome, a person could buy 1000 Porsche 911 cars.
At the end of the year it is time to look back and evaluate our work and make plans for the future. The 2015 has been busy for the Splice Blog and we are especially proud of the projects we have done or those we have supported.
Every time I went to visit some other laboratory, either at a University, Institute or in the Industry, I realized that the tools to manage their research workflows were different to those I was using. I asked myself, is there actually a list somewhere with different tools categorized in a comprehensive order?
There is a lot of buzz about crowdfunding scientific projects, but how successful are these campaigns? This is not an easy question, since scientists have numerous different crowdfunding platforms to choose from.
We are all familiar with phrases “How does the time fly!” or “A day should be 48 hours long!”. But on which tasks do scientists actually spend too much time?
“Open science is the idea that scientific knowledge of all kinds should be openly shared as early as is practical in the discovery process.”
The fields of biotechnology, chemistry, medicine and pharmaceutics have been undergoing an enormous process of digitalization for the past 10-20 years. Many programming languages and frameworks have emerged, each trying its best to attract as many followers as possible.