Gordon Webster

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Programming biology

A few years back, I was fortunate enough to be hired as VP of Biology at Plectix BioSystems, an exciting start-up company that was funded by a couple …

Biologists Flirt With Models

<i>This is an updated version of an article that I published in 2009. Alas in the 3 years or so that have passed since I wrote it, little seems to have</i> …

Dispatches from the new frontier in computational biology

Facebook now sports a very nice feature that allows you to make short videos out of simple slideshows. Here is the one I made for our new book <b>Python</b> …

I can't believe that it's been almost three years since I…

I can't believe that it's been almost three years since I started the blog "The Digital Biologist" to discuss the incredible revolution that is happening at the intersection of biology and computer science, and how it will impact basic research and medicine.<p>When I started out with it, if you googled the phrase "digital biology", you would find "The Digital Biologist" somewhere around page 5 of the results. Today you'll find it on page 1 and it's usually the 2nd or 3rd result. This is a …

Protein engineering: Lessons from the mother of invention

As a protein engineer, I cannot help but to feel an occasional twinge of envy towards some of my colleagues who are working with RNA scaffolds. RNA …

Python for next-generation sequencing

A group of my scientific colleagues who are working on novel <b>next-generation sequencing</b> approaches, recently approached me about developing some …

Around the world in 30 days

Incredible! “The Digital Biologist” was actually read in 67 different countries around the globe over the course of the last 30 days. This map shows …