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The Richest Mine of Inspiration

It’s old news that inspiration can come from anywhere. J.K. Rowling says the spark for “Harry Potter” came from a dream – boring. Mary Shelley conjured “Frankenstein” from a “ghost story” challenge among friends – less boring. 459 more words


Introducing Fellow Neo Christopher Chung: Computational Trends in Genomics

High-throughput genomics has fundamentally changed how life scientists investigate their research questions. Instead of studying a single candidate gene, we are able to measure DNA sequences and RNA expression of every gene in a large number of genomes. 178 more words


Introducing Fellow Alexandre Hannud Abdo: Digging up Global Health facts

“Our goal is to mine facts from global health research and provide automated referenced summaries to practitioners and agents who don’t have the means or the time to navigate the literature. 238 more words


Appreciating the Positive Moments of Researching Insecurity and Violence

 by Susan Hoppert-Flaemig, July 2016

Although being an academic requires spending an essential amount of time with desk work, the time spent ‘in the field’ is most important to advance in my thinking. 594 more words

Field Research

Apps for Good reveals opportunities you didn’t even know existed

Tasneem took the Apps for Good course last year as part of a club in her school. Since finishing the course she has joined The Fellowship, where she speaks at events and shares her experience. 602 more words


Introducing Fellow Alexandra Bannach-Brown: Text Mining in Preclinical Systematic Review

My research is interested in understanding in vivo modelling of depression using systematic review and meta-analysis.
Systematic review is an incredibly useful tool to assess the relevant literature and achieve a clear overview of the current literature, which is becoming increasingly difficult with the amount of papers published in scholarly journals increasing exponentially (Bornmann & Mutz, 2014, … 269 more words


Introducing Fellow Paola Masuzzo: Mining the literature to understand cell migration

I have just submitted my PhD in Biomedical Sciences at VIB and Ghent University (Belgium), with a thesis entitled “An open data exchange ecosystem: forging a new path for cell migration data analysis and mining”. 254 more words