Public research data repositories driving innovation

We recently contributed to the ELIXIR report 'Public data resources as a business model for SMEs'. Based on a review of business models and the different types of companies that use open life sciences data, the report explores how open data (which is often made ...

Festival of Genomics: Growing a Genetics Company in the UK

This week, experts from across the genomics ecosystem gathered at the Festival of Genomics to discuss the challenges facing start-up companies and how to overcome them. I was invited to take part in a panel discussion alongside individuals from some of the biggest names in ...

The 11th International Conference of Genomics - report from Shenzhen #ICG11

The BGI has inaugurated their new headquarters in the newly built China National Gene Bank by making it the location of the annual ICG conference. The new building is big and the project is an impressive feat - I am comparing to my photos of ...

Why and how is Repositive a social enterprise?

The two questions I get asked the most from other entrepreneurs are about why and how Repositive is a social enterprise. I hope my summary below is useful - let me know your thoughts. Why is Repositive a social enterprise? Repositive was spun out of ...

What was wrong with "that new MS gene paper"?

You want your hypothesis to be true, but what does the data tell you? If you are a researcher in genetics or other biomedical sciences you are probably hoping for your big breakthrough to one day be able to say that you found the genetic ...