I’ve just came back from a two days’ trip in Firenze. On the first day we had a long (4.30 hours) meeting on some interesting research topics, such as cellular aging and about oxidative damage in yeast.
On the second day I attended part of a workshop on pathway analysis and related topics. Many speakers were from the NuGO project funded by the European Community, but the talks were still quite general. Several tools were presented, some look interesting (EU.GENE) while others seem less useful at least for a research environment (mostly commercial software, but I think I’ll go into more detail in a separate entry).
Overall, the subject matter of pathway analysis and related topics seems an interesting idea for my PhD thesis. I think I’ll go and start studying in detail from next week.
Luca Beltrame SCIENCE