New project aims to bring semantics to evolutionary trees

November 6, 2017

All the collaborators on our new NSF project had a chance to meet face to face at RENCI last week and get things rolling. We’re are all excited about a few years of thinking hard about ontology-annotated traits on phylogenetic trees, aiming to … Continued

The guava hunter

September 11, 2017

Bryan Reatini’s work in the Galápagos this past summer was featured in a photo essay in UNC’s Endeavor’s magazine. Check it out!

Taxonomy meets the semantic web

December 3, 2013

We have a new paper out in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics as part of a special issue on Biomedical Ontologies: Midford PE, Dececchi A, Balhoff JP, Dahdul WM, Ibrahim N, Lapp H, Lundberg JG, Mabee, PM, Sereno PC, Westerfield … Continued

The story behind our new paper in PeerJ

October 6, 2013

A new paper of ours was published in PeerJ this past week: Piwowar HA, Vision TJ. (2013) Data reuse and the open data citation advantage. PeerJ 1:e175 The paper contributes to the evidence base about the costs and benefits … Continued

On being an evolutionary ambassador

August 15, 2013

NESCent’s Education and Outreach program sends ‘ambassadors’ to research organizations throughout the world who interested in exchanging knowledge and expertise with the US evolutionary science community.  NESCent has recently posted some information about a very interesting visit a few colleagues … Continued

Welcome to Dr. Prashanti Manda

April 6, 2013

A belated welcome to Prashanti Manda, who started as a postdoc in February after receiving her PhD at Mississippi State. Prashanti is a computer scientist on the Phenoscape project, and is based at NESCent. She working on methods for computating … Continued

Congratulations to Toby Clarke

October 25, 2012

Who successfully defended his PhD thesis this month in the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology. And has got some great papers on the way… Thanks to for the image.

Open Access Week 2012, Part 1

October 25, 2012

Happy Open Access Week, everyone! PhD Comics put together a video that does a great job at capturing why this is something we care about so much, and has great animations to boot. Stay tuned for Part 2!

New digs

September 28, 2012

We’ve recently moved our lab operations over to UNC’s new Genome Science Building.  The building is notable for a few reasons.  It has large shared labs – a new thing for us – with 3-4 groups together in one space. … Continued