Journal club pre-print “Molecular evolution across developmental time reveals rapid divergence in early embryogenesis” by Cutter, A. D., et al

In this pre-print, the authors characterized the transcriptome of C. elegans at 30 timepoints during development. They used fPCA to cluster 14 co-expression modules from 19,711 genes and then fitted a cubic function to the expression profile of each module. The authors then conducted hierarchical clustering on the parameter values …

Pi day

Shadi brought us a pie. I proposed to draw a circle with a diameter of 2R and have uniformly random knife cuts on the pie to estimate π with Monte Carlo method. My proposal was rejected.

Thoughts after SMBE

(Sunrise on top of Mt. Fuji) This is the first time I attended a conference of this size, and I expected myself to explore the various topics currently studied in the molecular biology of evolution. One variation among different symposia is the definition of evolution at which the researchers are …

Recap of Winter-QBio 2016

This conference is a very inspiring experience for me, in terms of both my own research project and my perspective on biology in general. Although the ocean was equally tempting (Figure 1), I managed to listen through every presentation. As being someone who has passion in modelling, I was amazed …