Considerando in retrospettiva il mio lungo percorso, quello di coetanei e colleghi e delle giovani reclute che si sono affiancate a noi, credo di poter affermare che nella ricerca scientifica, né il grado di intelligenza né la capacità di eseguire e portare a termine con esattezza il compito intrapreso, siano i fattori essenziali per la riuscita e la soddisfazione personale. Nell’una e nell’altra contano maggiormente la totale dedizione e il chiudere gli occhi davanti alle difficoltà: in tal modo possiamo affrontare problemi che altri, più critici e acuti, non affronterebbero.
Rita Levi Montalcini

Rita Levi Montalcini, 1909-2012

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SeqAhead Workshop on High Performance Computing for Next Generation Sequencing analysis

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Next Generation Sequencing has brought unprecedented volumes of data to the bioinformatics arena. Cost reduction in NGS forecasts massive adoption of these technologies by the genome research community. High Performing Computing might be a necessary choice for an efficient processing and analysis of this daunting amount of data.

The HPC4NGS SeqAhead workshop presents recent advances in the application of High Performing Computing solutions for NGS. The workshop covers HPC developments for assembly, mapping, RNA-seq, variant analysis, and more and it is targeted to bioinformaticians and computer scientists with interest in NGS.

I had the chance to participate to this nice workshop at the Bioinformatics Institute of the “Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe” in Valencia this week and it was amazing to discover many new talented colleagues, their projects and some interesting approaches to those same issue I live at work everyday and witness a growing, real, appreciation for us “IT guys” in this biologist’s driven world which today Bio-Informatics is…

iRifornimenti – iPhone Magazine 22

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iphonemagazine_22While a non scientifical note I’d like to remark the publication of an article of mine with the title “iRifornimenti: facciamo il pieno con l’iPhone” on the 22nd issue of the (printed) italian magazine iPhone Magazine, edited by Play Media.

I had to write the issue’ special article on the state of the art of fuel managament apps available on the iOS platform for a 4 page long excursus.

On this topic you can read a on my italian personal blog or get more info on the magazine on the editor’s website.

Apple loves details: advertising iPhone4S event

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Thanks to a recent article on MyTech blog of the fine pal Nicola D’Agostino I have been made aware of the insight meaning of the advertising image showed on ALL our screens for last oct.4 event in which Apple presented the iPhone-4s.

  • tuesday 4 is the date of the event;
  • the clock show the starting time of the event;
  • the map show the entering of the Infinite Loop, 1 address, the center of Apple HQ;
  • the phone icon with the event notification means that there’s something new on the “phone”

Pretty cool, isn’t it ???