Posts in Digital Biology
If you really want to understand how a biological pathway works, build one.

Amber Biology was recently commissioned by a biotechnology company, to build a dynamic, agent-based model of a biological pathway.

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Python Introductory Course: Python For Life Scientists

We are very excited to start teaching our 8-week course Python For Life Scientists at Boston Children's Hospital on Feb. 13th.

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A Collaborative Cloud-Based Biological Modeling Platform

A brief video demo of a collaborative, cloud-based biological modeling platform running in a web browser.

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My Interview For The Leanpub Podcast

Gordon Webster was interviewed by Leanpub co-founder Len Epp for their author podcast.  In this episode Gordon talks with Len about his career, books, and Amber's experience publishing Python for the Life Sciences with Leanpub.

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Python For The Life Sciences

Facebook now sports a very nice feature that allows you to make short videos out of simple slideshows. Here is the one I made for our new book Python For The  Life Sciences, that we published recently. 

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Python For The Life Sciences: Update

After about a year of work and barring a few last-minute tweaks to the layout, it looks like we finally have our book Python For The Life Sciences, ready to publish.

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Python For Handling 96-Well Plate Data and Automation

There’s hardly a life science lab you can walk into these days, without seeing a ton of 96-well plates and instruments that read and handle them. That’s why we’ve dedicated an entire chapter of our forthcoming book Python For The Life Sciences, to the humble 96-well plate.

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Python For The Life Sciences: Table of contents now available

Our book Python For The Life Sciences is now nearing publication. Quite a number of people have asked us to release a table of contents for the book, so without further ado, here is the first draft of the table of contents.

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The Central Role Of User Experience Design In Scientific Modeling

Next to the challenge of representing the sheer complexity of biological systems, this cognitive element of modeling may be the single biggest reason why modeling is not in the mainstream of the life sciences.

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