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Intro to Life Science: from Ancient DNA to Modern Laboratories
May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm +04
About the Event:
Join “Intro to Life Science: from Ancient DNA to Modern Laboratories” event, with experts from Quantori company.
With the recent technologies of ancient DNA extraction and sequencing, scientists can dive deep into the world of history. Anna Ivanova will guide you through the first “Amazing Ancient DNA” talk. During the presentation, you will explore what happens after DNA extraction and:
- how bioinformaticians work with it and which tools they use
- how to automate work with data
- how computers help us understand the history of our planet.
With the second talk, “Software for a Life Science Laboratory,” Ricardas Rallys will open another path of discussion.
Have you ever thought about how to collect, order, and analyze data from the enormous stream of heterogeneous information that we receive from R&D laboratories and production facilities? IIf the answer is yes, then this presentation will help you focus on software for life science laboratories and discover:
- how it is arranged
- how it helps in processing data.
About the Speakers:
Anna Ivanova, Bioinformatician Engineer and Data Scientist at Quantori, has a master’s degree in big data Intellectual Analysis with a major in bioinformatics and biomedical data analysis. She is interested in machine learning algorithms applied to genetics. She promotes life science in her talks and on her blog.
With the modern technologies of ancient DNA extraction and sequencing, scientists can dive deep into history. Thanks to state-of-the-art studies, we can understand the causes of mammoths’ extinction, map out the routes of humankind on Earth, and pinpoint the reasons for medieval kings’ deaths. Ancient DNA has many peculiar properties: it’s utterly difficult but fascinating to work with. What happens after DNA is extracted? How do bioinformaticians work with it? Which tools do they use? How do they automate work with data? How do computers help us understand the history of our planet?
Ricardas Rallys, Quality Architect at Quantori, is an experienced software QA engineer with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. He has always majored on LS domain oriented projects with multiple US and EU based customers: chemical DBs, pharmaceutical development, ELN and LIMS systems, analytical chemistry. Ricardas believes that knowledge in the LS domain not only helps to create specific software development, but also broadens scopes on life in general.
R&D laboratories as well as production facilities in the pharma and biotech domains consume and produce a lot of heterogeneous data, which need to be collected, ordered, and analyzed. The software like ELN, LIMS, and sample management systems allow us to streamline those processes. Thus, we can have a clear picture of an operation facility at any time. Besides, following the ALCOA+ guidelines the data are ready for the audit from the regulatory institutions. Let us focus on software for life science laboratories: how it is arranged and how it helps us to process data.