August 23, 2016

OICR Software Engineering Club August session now online

A talk given for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research’s Software Engineering Club on PGMLab (Probabilistic Graphical Model Lab) and developing web applications for Celery. Javascript web technologies such as React, Redux, Immutable.js, ECMAScript 6 (ES6) are discussed. Python technologies such as Klein and Celery for asynchronous task queueing are also discussed.

August 9, 2016

Patients need access to more stem cells for transplants. Researchers have now identified the genetic switch that could turn on the supply

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Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, funded in part by OICR, have found a genetic switch that could be used to develop many more stem cells from the blood found in umbilical cords, a resource that is highly valuable for stem cell transplants but still in short supply.

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August 9, 2016

OICR’s Software Engineering Club goes global

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Software powers an increasingly large portion of our lives, from the phones in our hands to the computers we work at to the cars we drive. The engineering expertise behind all these tools has, unsurprisingly, become a hot commodity.

In cancer research software engineering is particularly important because the efficiencies and improvements that software engineers can find in fields such as data management can help researchers collaborate, work faster and take on more difficult challenges.

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