Dispatches from the new frontier in computational biology
 

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My name is Gordon Webster and I'm a life scientist with a background in structural and computational biology. In my career I've served in a variety of roles from tenure-track research faculty to company vice president, and worked in academic and commercial life science R&D organizations ranging from university medical schools to venture capital-funded startups and global pharmaceutical companies. In recent years, driven by the desire to achieve a better work-life balance and to match my work schedule to the needs of raising my children, I formed my own digital biology consulting firm Amber Biology. Our clients include major research universities on both U.S. coasts, and commercial life science companies based in the U.S. and in Europe. We are also a contractor on the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission, which was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on 18 April 2018. My somewhat eclectic career path has always reflected my feeling that the most interesting areas of research and development lie at the boundaries between the traditional scientific and technical disciplines, and it is this feeling that has fueled my passion for digital biology and driven me to pursue a career in it. I hope you find The Digital Biologist both informative and entertaining and please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or comments regarding anything you see here.
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