Digital Pathology, Computational Biology, Organ Transplants, & the Future of Medicine
Posted 23rd March 2020 by Liv Sewell
Both transplant outcomes and lab methods have stagnated over the last 40 years. Ishita Moghe and Professor Kim Solez comment upon the rapidly changing landscape of medical research and the potential of digital pathology for transforming patient outcomes.
The grass has never been greener for engineering plant immunity and resilience
Posted 18th March 2020 by Liv Sewell
Scientific research is always working at the frontiers of knowledge, but plant genomics technologies have had a dramatic impact on plant science even by our standards. The wide availability of sequencing technologies has been a rare step-change that has unlocked knowledge in a way nobody in the field could have imagined twenty years ago. Knowledge which could make a considerable contribution to food security in the face of changing climates.
Developing computationally derived imaging biomarkers for maximum clinical impact
Posted 16th March 2020 by Liv Sewell
Professor Anant Madabhushi is a world-recognised, award-winning leader in computerized imaging research and translational applications, with over 160 peer-reviewed journal publications and close to 100 patents issued or pending. He is a keynote speaker at the 6th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA. He explains here why having patents is not enough…
New Breeding Techniques: cloning major resistance genes in cereals
Posted 13th March 2020 by Liv Sewell
Advances in breeding techniques for cereal crops will be a focus at the 8th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: USA. We asked Burleigh Dodds, an agricultural science publisher, to share an extract from one of their recent publications, ‘Advances in breeding techniques for cereal crops’.
Culturing the uncultured: isolating human microbial ‘dark matter’
Posted 11th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
A large fraction of the microorganisms that constitute the human microbiome have remained uncultured. Some of the uncultured microbes have close relatives that have been cultured. However, there are also whole groups of microbes that don’t have relatives in culture.
Developing Deep Learning Models for Pathology Analysis
Posted 9th March 2020 by Liv Sewell
Ahead of the 6th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA, Dr Saeed Hassanpour introduces us to the subject of his presentation: the opportunities and challenges in developing deep learning based tools for histology.
How to understand complexity: harness the power of simplicity
Posted 6th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
One of the most powerful tools in science is the use of simple models that can represent a wide range of other similar systems.
Plant biotech in Europe: Present and future
Posted 4th March 2020 by Liv Sewell
Marcel Kuntz is a panellist for the panel discussion on the regulatory landscape for plant biotechnology at the 8th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Europe. Here he provides us with some background for the discussion.