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Genomics in the Cloud: Benchtalk, Episode 5

In this episode, bioinformatics experts Konstantinos Krampis and Angel Pizarro join host Andrew S. Wiecek to discuss how cloud computing is reducing the bottleneck of DNA sequence analysis in genomics.

Also, in our science roundtable with journalists Sarah C.P. Williams and Ashley Yeager, we discuss cloud computing, the recent report from the National Institutes of Health on the future of the biomedical workforce, and recent advances in the field of infertility research.

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Featured in this Episode
Konstantinos Krampis is assistant professor at the J. Craig Venter Institute.
Angel Pizarro is the director of the Institute of Translational Medicine and Theraputics Bioinformatics Facility at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Sarah C.P. Williams is a freelance science writer based out of Kailua, Hawaii. You can follow her latest work at
Ashley Yeager works in the Office of News and Communications at Duke University and is also a freelance science writer. You can follow her at
Andrew S. Wiecek is news editor at BioTechniques and host of the monthly podcast BenchTalk.You can follow him at
Episode Notes & Links

Konstantinos Krampis Interview

Angel Pizarro Interview
Science Roundtable
  • In a May 2012 BioTechniques news article, Williams wrote about a competition to develop better DNA sequence compression algorithms.
  • In June 2012, Yeager wrote about a Duke University research who recieved $300,000 to expand a computer cloud cluster through out the campus.
  • Last month, a NIH working gorup released a report that highlighted recommendations to better train the biomedical workforce.
  • In July 2012, Yeager wrote about the sequencing of single sperm cells.

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