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Hello, everyone.

I'm junior faculty in the Neuroscience department @MayoClinic. I primarily research disease and using computational methods (). I'm currently applying single-cell () and long-read sequencing technologies (@PacBio and @nanopore).

My twitter handle is also @bioinfo_mark.

@socrates what's the best way to link our profiles from another site? Can I use an icon, do we have an icon, like those I have at the bottom of 😅

I use Jupyter notebooks for prototyping, especially figs, but they are a nightmare if you don’t understand pros/cons & caveats [same conceptual arguments for why GUI for Matlab is bad ] and these slides by Joel Grus are hilarious on the matter:

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I'm a researcher in Denmark working on , more specifically to find new antibiotics to fight superbugs. I'm one of the authors of antiSMASH, a pretty popular tool for this task. I'm also the author of ncbi-genome-download, a tool to make dealing with the NCBI FTP servers bearable. I hack in , , , and .
In my spare time, I play theatre, stringed instruments and computer games, and work on

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I was worried that there will be more rounds of revisions for my thesis in the morning, and I now received the final edit from my supervisor!!! #phdchat

Hello! I am Katerina, I am from Greece and hopefully soon I will start my second undergrad in Computer Science. Previously I studied Psychology and Research Methods in Psychology.

I sometimes wish I had a "Cypriot-sounding" surname (which I'd have had if my parents' genders were reversed) so Cypriot students would come to me based on that. I don't even have Cypriot citizenship because only in 1999 did the law change — it used to be only partilineal.

I know that just being there is being a role model, but if they can't see me, I'm not really there, am I? I've missed out on many Cypriot communities because of my surname and now I'm painfully homesick & it's not helping.

Hey dudes of Mastodon! Can you leave the mansplaining on those other sites and not bring it here? It's easy! When you see a post from a woman you don't know:
✔️ Be friendly or insightful. Both is better!
✔️ Assume she knows the subject, even if you think she just made an error
✔️ Ask good-faith questions about her context
✔️ "Yes! And..."
❎ Neg
❎ Give unsolicited advice
❎ Act like she knows nothing about the subject
❎ Presume she wants to (or has any responsibility to) debate you.

Hi all - I'm Aidan, the Node Coordinator for ELIXIR-UK, working to support and develop bioinformatics infrastructure in the UK and throughout Europe.

I've come here from reading @olivia talking about how welcoming and inclusive y'all are :)

More likely to post pictures of kittens, chat about books, film, popular culture in general, or inclusion and diversity topics, than about bioinformatics :)

This is my first Toot - struggling a bit to find my way around this site...

@olivia @socrates

In short, yes. You may adapt my thread if you wish. I know I have seen some compilations of guides to mastodon recently on my home timeline. I will @ you if I can find them again. I also have an older guide to that I wrote for my friends, just no good public webserver on which to place it, so I will see if I can sort that out later today.

Logging on to play catch and exchange souls with my buddies:

Of course there's a Sci-Hub emoji around here :scihub: m)
I see, I found my people.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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