2012/04/19

Micromanaging Microarrays (Preview)

This past weekend, I spent a couple of days in Seattle reviewing my life as a postdoc there.


Part of that involved getting as many details on how my former lab used to process microarrays so that I could bring that experience to my new job.  Basically, I want to bring what is currently a MS Excel and basic RMA affair into a more modern Systems Biology "Big Data" light.

Cue a couple suggestions from my buddy Chris Plaisier:
and the hard to implement but obvious advice of Environment Mapping (cataloging ALL genotypes and environment conditions for each microarray sample) the lot of existing experiments pronto.

As I've volunteered to present these concepts in about two weeks time, next week is going to be fun.