The Iowa Python Users Group

Next Meeting

Thursday, July 09, 2015
6pm - 8pm
The IMT Group (map)
Shane Dooley

In the last 5 years sequencing technology has moved from sequencing roughly 10,000 data points/day/machine to over 1 billion data points/day/machine! This mass explosion of data has created a large demand for bioinformaticians and for bioinformatic applications to interpret the data and turn it into actionable information. From this data will flow the technology of tomorrow: personalized and preventative medicine, gene therapy, and genetic modifications capable of providing food to feed the world.

About Shane

Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics from Brigham Young University, currently enrolled in a Master program at Iowa State in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. I have worked in the bioinformatic space now for 5 years, 2 years studying the underlying genetic causes of Alzheimer's Disease at BYU, 1 year with ARUP Laboratories genotyping bloodborne pathogens, and two years at DuPont Pioneer identifying polymorphisms in crops that increase yield (current).

The IMT Group will happily provide Pizza and Soda.