Life Science Training Slack

lifescitraining.slack.com

Announcement:

Join our first virtual meetup on April 25, 2019

Join the call to introduce yourself and say hello. Share what you are working on. Help build a vision for a community of practice.

What is #LifeSciTraining Slack?

A way to connect anyone and everyone who does training in the life sciences to share resources, advice, and conversation - all in the service of improving our teaching and our careers.

This is an experiment - Hopefully Slack is a forum that makes it easy for many to participate without being a burden. My guess is it will be low-volume, but maybe some people will find help, collaborations, or friends! People in this community might be PIs or professors but many (most?) of them are not. This is a way to carve out space for those not necessarily doing for-credit/semester-long training (although maybe you teach those classes too).

This is a community for all life sciences - Are you an ecologist? a microscopist? Do you work at the bench, or on a cluster? Are you a graduate student, an undergraduate, a robot? Is short-format training your career, something you do every summer, or something you are about to do? As long as your training is about a life science discipline, you belong here!

How to join #LifeSciTraining Slack

Use this invitation link

What are some things to do on #LifeSciTraining Slack

What are some things not to do on #LifeSciTraining Slack (Code of Conduct)

This may evolve, but here is a starting point for joining.

#LifeSciTraining Slack Registry

Identification is optional - You can still participate on the Slack, but I thought it would be cool if there was a registry of people that would be searchable. Feel free to identify here by filling out this google form. Contact Jason Williams to edit or remove your entry from the list, or file a pull request on Github.

Jason Williams Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory USA Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology A few times a year williams@cshl.edu, twitter: @JasonWilliamsNY The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, CyVerse, NIH Data Commons Molecular cloning, R, Python, Jupyter, Docker, cloud computing, RNA-Seq, education and assessment http://jasonjwilliamsny.github.io/profile/
Ben Langmead Johns Hopkins University USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics Once a year or less ben.langmead@gmail.com ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology, NIH - National Institutes of Health, NSF - National Science Foundation algorithms, data structures, programming http://www.langmead-lab.org/teaching-materials
Amina Echchiki Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics / University of Lausanne Switzerland Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, General Life Sciences, Genomics A few times a year a.echchiki@gmail.com; twitter: @aechchik ELIXIR, SIB Training bioinformatics, genome assembly, long reads sequencing  
Vicky Schneider Amazon and University of Melbourne United Kingdom Bioinformatics, Ecology, General Life Sciences, Scientific writing, Evolutionary biologist A few times a year Mvschneiderg@gmail.com Galaxy Bioinformatics, population genetics, ecology and evolution of biodiversity, introduction to ML  
Nick Wong Monash university Australia Bioinformatics, Genomics A few times a year Nick.wong@monash.edu ABACBS - Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society R, genomics, RNA-Seq https://github.com/MonashBioinformaticsPlatform
Ming Tang Harvard USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics A few times a year tangming2005@gmail.com NIH - National Institutes of Health ChIP-Seq, single cell RNA-Seq, unix shell, R, snakemake https://divingintogeneticsandgenomics.rbind.io/
Ben Harris Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory USA Bioinformatics Once a year or less bharris@cshl.edu @b_harris_12   python  
Alex Whan CSIRO Australia Bioinformatics, Genomics A few times a year @alexwhan ABACBS - Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society, The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry R, git  
Noah Fahlgren Donald Danforth Plant Science Center USA Bioinformatics, Genomics, Plant biology, Phenotyping A few times a year nfahlgren@danforthcenter.org, Twitter: @NoahFahlgren ASPB - American Society of Plant Biology, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology, NSF - National Science Foundation image analysis, statistics, bioinformatics https://www.danforthcenter.org/scientists-research/principal-investigators/noah-fahlgren
Peter van Heusden South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape South Africa Bioinformatics A few times a year pvanheus Galaxy, ASBCB - African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology python, microbial bioinformatics, galaxy  
Radhika Khetani Harvard University USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics Once a month or more khetani.r@gmail.com, rs_khetani The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, Galaxy, GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training, H3ABioNet - Pan African Bioinformatics network R, HPC, NGS, Data management https://hbctraining.github.io/main
Fotis E. Psomopoulos Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB/CERTH) Greece Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics A few times a year @fopsom The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, ELIXIR, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology NGS Data Analysis, R (Intro / Advanced), Machine Learning for Life Sciences, Reproducibility approaches (Docker, CWL) https://fpsom.github.io
Sandra Porter Austin Community College, Shoreline Community College, Digital World Biology LLC USA Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Microbiology, I have also taught Genetics, Immunology, and lots of biotech lab courses - cloning, sequencing, tissue culture, immunochemistry, protein purification, media and solution prep, GMPs A few times a year digitalbio@gmail.com @digitalbio ASM - American Soceity for Microbiology, NSF - National Science Foundation, Bio-Link, NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Bioinformatics for biologists, and Bioinformatics for biology instructors https://DWBio.com
Mauricio Barrientos Karolinska Institutet Sweden Bioinformatics, Genomics Once a year or less mauricio.barrientos@ki.se      
Sonika Tyagi Monash University Australia Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, DNA Sequencing, General Life Sciences, Genomics, Health/medical sciences, Microbiology A few times a year, Once a month or more sonika.tyagi@monash.edu, @tsonika ABACBS - Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society, The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (and all EMBL-related projects), Galaxy, GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training NGS, RADseq, alignment, de novo assembly, RNAseq, CHIPseq, metagenomics, cancer genomics. R, Python, HPC, open refine http://github.com/tsonika
Peter Hoyt Oklahoma State University USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Molecular biology A few times a year peter.r.hoyt@okstate.edu @peterrhoyt The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, CyVerse Bioinformatics, Genomics, Sequencing  
Alyssa Valcourt James Madison University USA Science Librarian who supports Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology A few times a year valcouah@jmu.edu @alyssavalcourt ACRL- Association of College & Research Libraries    
Conor Meehan Institute of Tropical Medicine Belgium Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Health/medical sciences A few times a year con_meehan   phylogenetics, molecular epidemiology, pathogen dynamics  
Julie McMurry OSU USA Health/medical sciences, GSuite for team science A few times a year @figgyjam NIH - National Institutes of Health gsuite, data science https://data2health.github.io/mtip-tutorial/
Emily Lescak University of Alaska USA Bioinformatics, General Life Sciences, Microbiology, Microscopy, Scientific writing, science communication A few times a year elescak@alaska.edu; @elescak Genetics Society of America science communication, bioinformatics  
Olabode Ajayi University of the Western Cape/SANBI South Africa Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Proteomics Once a year or less 3004115@myuwc.ac.za The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, Galaxy, H3ABioNet - Pan African Bioinformatics network, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology, NIH - National Institutes of Health Bioinformatics and Datascience https://github.com/boratonAJ
Lex Nederbragt University of Oslo Norway Bioinformatics A few times a year lex.nederbragt@ibv.uio.no Twitter: @lexnederbragt The Carpentries - Software and Data Carpentry Bioinformatics, Good Practice in Computational Biology, Reproducibility in Computational Biology, Sequencing data analysis https://github.com/lexnederbragt
Lisa Federer National Library of Medicicne USA Scientific writing, data management and visualization, R programming Once a year or less lisa.federer@nih.gov NIH - National Institutes of Health R, data management, data visualization, text mining https://github.com/informationista/
Lee Katz Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention USA Bioinformatics Once a year or less @lskatz   genomic epidemiology, comparative genomics  
Adrian Gomez Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory USA General Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Neurobiologist turned Science Informationist A few times a year @cheech_gomez NIH - National Institutes of Health, NSF - National Science Foundation, SFN - Society for Neuroscience    
Srihari Radhakrishnan Arc Bio USA Bioinformatics, Genomics Once a year or less srihari176@gmail.com   sequencing, dataviz, bioinformatics, unix, R https://www.linkedin.com/in/srihari-radhakrishnan-6777528/
Karen Word UC Davis / the Carpentries USA Bioinformatics, Ecology, Genomics, Instructor training A few times a year krlizars@ucdavis.edu, @karen_word The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, NIH - National Institutes of Health    
Robert Davey Earlham Institute United Kingdom Bioinformatics, Scientific writing, Scientific Computing, Soft skills, e.g. poster design A few times a year @froggleston The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, CyVerse, ELIXIR, EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (and all EMBL-related projects), Galaxy, NSF - National Science Foundation Data management, Information Systems, HPC, ontologies https://github.com/froggleston
Toby Hodges EMBL Germany Bioinformatics Once a month or more @tbyhdgs ELIXIR, EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (and all EMBL-related projects) Python, Bash, Version Control, Data Management, Regular Expressions, HPC https://bio-it.embl.de
Umar Ahmad Universiti Putra Malaysia and Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI) Malaysia Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Neuroscience, Scientific writing Once a year or less babasaraki@yahoo.co.uk/@babasaraki01 H3ABioNet - Pan African Bioinformatics network, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology, ASBCB - African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Bioinformatics, R, RNA-seq analysis, Python and Cancer Genomics  
Terri Attwood The University of Manchester United Kingdom Bioinformatics A few times a year teresa.k.attwood@manchester.ac.uk GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training protein sequence analysis, protein family characterisation, protein function annotation, introductory bioinformatics 4 schools https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/terri-attwood(7df29450-9ecd-4f4d-9e77-32f25f255d97)/publications.html
Edgar Mount Sinai USA Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, Cell biology, DNA Sequencing, Ecology, General Life Sciences, Genomics, Marine biology, Metabolomics, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Proteomics, Scientific writing A few times a year eegonzalezk@gmail.com   Bioinformatics, Immunology, Biology https://eegk.github.io/
Samuel Seaver Argonne National Laboratory USA Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, Plant biology Once a year or less @samseaver ASPB - American Society of Plant Biology    
Molly Phillips University of Florida USA Bioinformatics, Ecology, Marine biology, Plant biology Once a month or more mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu iDigBio biodiversity, digitization data, natural history collections, biology, K-12, undergraduate, ecology https://www.idigbio.org/
Clint Valentine TwinStrand Biosciences USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics Once a year or less valentine.clint@gmail.com EMGS - Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society Python, DNA Sequencing, Reproducible Bioinformatics Analysis https://github.com/clintval
Sateesh Peri University of Nevada, Reno USA Bioinformatics, Cell biology, Molecular biology A few times a year perisateesh@nevada.unr.edu The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, CyVerse    
Ahmed Moustafa American University in Cairo Egypt Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, Genomics A few times a year amoustafa@aucegypt.edu ASM - American Soceity for Microbiology, The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Population Genetics, Evolution  
Denise Carvalho-Silva EMBL-EBI (Open Targets) United Kingdom Bioinformatics, Genomics, Health/medical sciences, Drug discovery Once a month or more @deniseome EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (and all EMBL-related projects) Ensembl genome browser, Open Targets, Genetic variation, Gene annotation https://github.com/deniseome
Tyson Swetnam University of Arizona USA Ecology, Remote Sensing A few times a year tswetnam@cyverse.org The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, CyVerse, NEON - National Ecological Observatory Network, NSF - National Science Foundation R, Python, Remote Sensing, GIS, Ecology, Statistics, lidar, structure from motion https://tyson-swetnam.github.io/
Moamen Elmassry Texas Tech University USA Bioinformatics, Microbiology A few times a year moamen.elmassry@gmail.com; @MoamenElmassry ASM - American Soceity for Microbiology R, Unix, RNA-seq, microbiome, visualization https://github.com/MoamenElmassry
Marcia Mednick Takara Bio USA USA Cell biology, DNA Sequencing, General Life Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular biology Once a month or more marciamednick@gmail.com      
Marco Chiapello Italian National Research Council Italy Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Plant biology, Proteomics A few times a year chiapello.m@gmail.com / marpello1980 The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, ELIXIR R, data analysis, proteomics analysis  
Naupaka Zimmerman University of San Francisco USA Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, Ecology, Genomics A few times a year @naupakaz ASM - American Soceity for Microbiology, The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, ESA - Ecological society of america, NEON - National Ecological Observatory Network, NSF - National Science Foundation microbial ecology, community ecology, reproducible research http://z-lab.io/
Jeff Oliver University of Arizona USA Bioinformatics, Ecology, Evolution Once a month or more jcoliver@email.arizona.edu, @jcoliverAZ The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, CyVerse R, python, phyloinformatics https://jcoliver.github.io/learn-r
Sarah Stevens University of Wisconsin - Madison USA Bioinformatics, Ecology, Genomics A few times a year @microStevens The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry   http://sarahlrstevens.info
Chissa Rivaldi University of Notre Dame USA Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, DNA Sequencing, Ecology, General Life Sciences, Population genetics A few times a year clrivaldi@gmail.com, @powerofcheez The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry bash, python; r, anatomy, physiology, population genetics, GIS https://github.com/crivaldi
Chris Fields University of Illinois Urbana-Champgin USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Microbiome/Metagenome, Genomics several times a year (varies) @cjfields The Carpentries - Software, Data Carpentry; BD2K; H3ABioNet - Pan African Bioinformatics network HPC, Python, R, Perl, Genomics, Epigenome, Metagenome, Microbiome https://github.com/HPCBio
Alexander Botzki VIB Belgium Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, General Life Sciences A few times a year alexander.botzki@vib.be, @vibbioinfocore ELIXIR bash, python, docker, bioconda, protein structure analysis https://www.bits.vib.be
Bérénice Batut University of Freiburg Germany Bioinformatics, Genomics A few times a year berenice.batut@gmail.com @bebatut The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, ELIXIR, Galaxy, GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training http://research.bebatut.fr/  
Sean Davis National Cancer Institute, NIH USA Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, Genomics, Health/medical sciences A few times a year   NIH - National Institutes of Health, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Bioinformatics, Data Science, Cloud and Distributed Computing, Reproducible Research, Science IT, R https://seandavi.github.io/
James Taylor Johns Hopkins USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, General Life Sciences, Genomics, Molecular biology A few times a year @jxtx Galaxy, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology, NIH - National Institutes of Health, NSF - National Science Foundation https://taylorlab.org  
Ann Meyer bioinformatics.ca Canada Bioinformatics A few times a year course_info@bioinformatics.ca GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training https://bioinformaticsdotca.github.io/  
Henk den Bakker University of Georgia USA Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Microbiology A few times a year henkcdenbakker@gmail.com ASM - American Society for Microbiology https://github.com/hcdenbakker  
Mark Dunning University of Sheffield United Kingdom Bioinformatics, Genomics, Software and Data Carpentry A few times a year m.j.dunning@sheffield.ac.uk, twitter:@DrMarkDunning The carpentries-Software,Data bioinformatics,R,genomics,RNA-seq Sheffield Bioinformatics Core
Piraveen Piv Gopalasingam European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) United Kingdom Bioinformatics Once a month or more piv@ebi.ac.uk , @cascade21 ELIXIR, EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (and all EMBL-related projects), Galaxy, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology    
Niall Beard University of Manchester United Kingdom Bioinformatics Once a year or less niall.beard@manchester.ac.uk / @niall_beard The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, ELIXIR, GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training    
Peter Rice Oryza Bioinformatics United Kingdom Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, General Life Sciences, Genomics, Health/medical sciences, Molecular biology A few times a year ricepeterm@yahoo.co.uk i2b2-tranSMART Foundation    
Ted Laderas Oregon Health & Science University USA Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, Health/medical sciences A few times a year @tladeras      
Jonathan Cummings School for Marine Science and Technology USA Biology mathematics/statistics, Ecology, Structured Decision Making A few times a year jonathan.cummings@gmail.com Society of Conservation Biology    
Kate Hertweck Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center USA Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, Genomics Once a month or more @k8hert, k8hertweck@gmail.com The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry    
Jarrett Byrnes University of Massachusetts Boston USA Ecology, Marine biology A few times a year jebyrnes The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, ESA - Ecological society of america, NSF - National Science Foundation    
Mateusz Kuzak Dutch Techcentre fo Life Sciences the Netherlands Bioinformatics, Software Engineering, Data Analysis A few times a year @matkuzak mateusz.kuzak@dtls.nl the Carpentries, ELIXIR, RSE Pedagogy, R, Python, Docker, Jupyter  
Chantal Huijbers Griffith University Australia Bioinformatics, Ecology Once a month or more c.huijbers@griffith.edu.au Australian Research Data Commons biodiversity modelling, data quality, ecological data science, train-the-trainer http://ecoed.org.au/
Siva Chudalayandi Iowa State University USA Bioinformatics, Plant biology A few times a year csiva@iastate.edu CyVerse, Galaxy, NSF - National Science Foundation, USDA RNAseq; Genome Assembly https://isugenomics.github.io/bioinformatics-workbook/
Patricia Palagi SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Switzerland Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Train the trainer A few times a year patricia.palagi@sib.swiss ELIXIR, GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology Train-the-trainer, training organisation, training planning and strategy https://github.com/TrainTheTrainer/ELIXIR-EXCELERATE-TtT
Jacqueline Campbell Iowa State University USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Data Curation Once a year or less jdjax@iastate.edu @Campbell_JD_PhD AgBioData Data Curation, Bioinformatics, Genetics/Genomics https://www.agbiodata.org/
Mike Trizna Smithsonian Institution USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Ecology, General Life Sciences, Genomics, Metagenomics, Data Science Once a month or more triznam@si.edu; @miketrizna The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry Genomics, Data Science, Machine Learning https://github.com/MikeTrizna
Jenny Drnevich University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign USA Bioinformatics, Biology mathematics/statistics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics A few times a year, Once a month or more drnevich@illinois.edu The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, H3ABioNet - Pan African Bioinformatics network R, Linux, Cluster Computing, RNASeq, 16S  
Jessica Holmes University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign USA Bioinformatics, DNA Sequencing, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Metagenomics Once a month or more jholmes5@illinois.edu The Carpentries - Software, Data, Library Carpentry, H3ABioNet - Pan African Bioinformatics network, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology, BD2K Bash, R, RNA-Seq, microbial profiling, genome browsers, git, genome assembly  

Who started this and where is this going?

Me, Jason (@JasonWilliamsNY). I don’t want to own it - it belongs to everyone. Let’s see if it grows and is useful! If this takes off, we can talk about some more formal community roles/mechanisms and maybe even meet-ups! Share your ideas on Slack