Is technology keeping up with biology?

The sheer volume of data coming out of some bio projects (eg. genome mapping) is staggering. Is computer technology keeping up? Is the available technology ahead of researchers or are researchers waiting for it to catch up with them?

Join or login to comment.

  • Michael "Moe" B.

    Thank you to everyone who attended yesterdays Biotech meet up. With over 40 members attending I would say this was a successful meet up. Many of you have asked what happened to the talks and why the rest were not given. Since the venue was noisy it was decided the talks were too hard to hear and the remaining talks have been postponed until the next meet up.

    The next meet up can be scheduled and organized by anyone who wishes to take the reins. Feel free to success times, topics and locations. We will try to have a quieter venue in the future while maintaining the availability of good food and drinks. After suggestions from you our group members I will organize the next event should no one volunteer. Lets keep these meet ups going and keep the biotech industry around DC fun and progressive.

    2 · August 23, 2013

  • Rob P.

    Hi Moe, Happy to give short 10 minute overview of FORU. First company to offer 100% completely customized health, wellness and beauty products based on your DNA.

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • Michael "Moe" B.

      That would be great, I will add you to the agenda.

      August 22, 2013

  • HANNAH T.

    I am on a business, I hope I can attend the next one.

    August 22, 2013

  • PJP B.

    BD guy with local CRO. Would like a copy of your resume. Will try to be at GB Aug 22

    August 21, 2013

  • Michael "Moe" B.

    Hello Group!

    We should have a great turn out tomorrow with 66 confirmed RSVP’s and several other’s bringing colleagues and friends. There is still time to volunteer to give a short talk tomorrow on a Biotech topic of your choice. Currently we have three confirmed speakers.

    Dr. Salgalle; A seasoned educator who has taught courses at the National Institute of Heath on entrepreneurship and helped many scientists monetize their work beyond the lab bench will give a talk titled:

    “Biotech entrepreneurship: what they don’t teach you in grad school.”

    Matthew Dileo; Of the Agriculture Biotech firm, KeyGene, will give a talk about the struggles the industry is currently facing with regards to gene selection for further engineering and genotype development titled:

    “Which came first, the phenotype or the genotype?”

    Sudhir Rai; Will give a talk titled:

    “The current applications and Impact of, industrial enzymes in biotechnology.”

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • HANNAH T.

    I need to be out of town . Hope to meet you all in the next event.

    August 21, 2013

  • Manjula

    I plan to attend.

    August 21, 2013

  • Libba M.

    I am coming with two of my colleagues to meet some new people and learn more about the industry! See you all tomorrow.

    August 21, 2013

  • Michael "Moe" B.

    Hello All,

    I noticed this group was without an organizer or location for this Thursday's meeting "Is technology keeping p with biology?". I have taken the liberty of volunteering to organize this event and group for the short term. I have booked us the private dinning area at:

    Kordon Biersch
    Brewery Restaurant
    200 East Middle Lane, Unit A
    Rockville, MD 20850

    You can access this restaurant from the Rockville Metro Stop. I hope to see you all there. Since this is a last minute location, if you could enter a comment here in support and indicating you will be attending that would be great. I need to assure we will still meet the restaurant’s minimum for the complementary dinning area.
    Additionally, if anyone would like to give a 5-10 minute talk, similar to the TED Talks formats, please post on this wall.
    Thank you and I hope to see you all there.

    Regards,

    Moe Blackman[masked]

    August 19, 2013

    • Arwa

      Count me in! Thanks Michael for the initiative! See you all there! :)

      August 19, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      I will be there.

      August 20, 2013

  • Brian

    If any members run a lab and have an interest in discussing the testing of locally grown hops, I would like to talk to you.

    August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What kind of tests? Or is this a beer joke...

      August 20, 2013

    • Brian

      No its not a joke. I have a crop to sell and it would be helpful to know alpha acids and total oil content.

      August 20, 2013

  • Jenny R.

    I'd like to request a METRO accessible location. Would downtown Rockville work? Any ideas?

    August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      rockville sounds great to me

      August 19, 2013

    • Arwa

      Works for me. Where in Rockville though? Can someone suggest an exact address for newcomers to the area like myself. :)

      August 19, 2013

  • amirhosein

    i think biology and biophysics will create technology. the modern times. time for evolution, time for biophysics.

    August 16, 2013

  • Arwa

    Kindly, can everyone agree on one location? :)

    August 15, 2013

  • amirhosein

    i just think the biophysics future will be amazing. close your eyes and just imagine we'll control the alive nature. we'll get any achievements. that's the way i'm thinking about biophysics.

    August 15, 2013

  • Libba M.

    Two of my colleauges

    August 14, 2013

  • Stephanie A.

    I plan on attending. I hope you decide on a location. I conduct pre-clinical medical literature research for laboratory experiments. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    August 13, 2013

  • Bob W.

    As more companies enter the market of creating a more secure cloud infrastructure, large data would fit into that nicely and would solve scale & access issues. Mobile devices are becoming more secure with now voice authentication at seen on the new Google Mot X. As a programmer, one of the largest problems to solve used to be which platform the customer will work with. The cloud removes those issues as any device can access the cloud and upgrading solutions is pretty painless. The hard part is convincing gatekeepers, your in-house IT dept, to allow such initiatives. Plus CEO's are skeptical about having core data on random servers - can't blame them There will come a point when the risk profile turns more in favor of having accessible, secure data on the cloud. Microsoft is of course one of the larger proponents of moving that along.

    August 2, 2013

  • Gregory B.

    recruiting for bioinformatics types for the CDC in Atlanta.
    love to talk about solutions to "data to big to fail"

    May 10, 2012

    • Jenny R.

      I might know someone who is interested. PM me for details :)

      July 30, 2013

  • SunJung KIM changed the date and time to Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    July 26, 2013

  • Reza

    The amount of NextGen data is growing almost geometrically to the point that we have trouble to keep up with visually displaying the data growth, let alone displaying and processing the actual data. It sounds almost comical, but we updated our data storage graph at NCBI (NIH) for SRA which is only one genomic database among many in September of last year to logarithmic scale because linear scale would be incomprehensible and upped the top scale to one petabyte. By February of this year the graph lines had already run over the scales: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/sra/

    May 7, 2013

  • Stephanie A.

    There are repositories that store big data. These same repositories make it possible for retrieving small bits of data for repurposing the data for a new project. For further information, contact Stephanie Altbier at Pinpoint Search Strategies LLC, [masked]

    May 1, 2013

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy