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BioLab sessions added to UQ’s Hacky Hour

Hacky Hour UQ has introduced monthly sessions to help biology researchers, especially early to mid-career researchers, with their technical laboratory work.

At the BioLab Hacky Hour on the last Tuesday of each month, researchers can ask experts questions about experimental design and technical sample processing.

The BioLab Hacky Hours are being run in collaboration with UQ Genomics and feature Dr Brooke Gardiner, UQ Genomic Services Coordinator, and Janette Edson, Sequencing Manager at the Queensland Brain Institute, as special guest helpers.

The next BioLab session is scheduled for Tuesday, 27 March, 3pm–4pm (weather and staff availability permitting).

The BioLab Hacky Hour is an expansion of the meetup’s genomic-focused sessions. Last month it was announced that a bioinformatics session would be held on the first Tuesday of each month. 

As well as genomics IT specialists, the two Hacky Hours will feature the usual line-up of experts who can help researchers — genomicists and non-genomicists alike — with high-performance computing, cloud computing, general programming, R, Python, data processing, data storage, and data management.

Hacky Hour is free, informal and all researchers who need help with research-related technical issues are welcome to drop in for advice, or offer their IT expertise to help others.

Hacky Hour UQ is held most Tuesdays, 3pm–4pm, at Café Nano on the St Lucia campus.

Visit the Hacky Hour webpage for more information, follow @HackyHourStLuc on Twitter for updates, or contact QCIF/RCC eResearch Analyst Dr Nick Hamilton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


L–R: Dr Brooke Gardiner and Janette Edson at the first BioLab Hacky Hour on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. (Photo: Dr Nick Hamilton, QCIF/RCC/IMB.)