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Ruairi J Mackenzie

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Ruairi started with Technology Networks in January 2018 after completing an undergraduate degree in neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh and a master’s degree in clinical neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. As senior science writer, Ruairi covers a range of scientific news and articles, with a focus on the complexities and curiosities of the brain. Ruairi also looks after search engine optimization (SEO) efforts on Technology Networks and created the site’s podcast, Opinionated Science, in 2020.

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Is Iceland the Future of Cheaper, Greener Supercomputing?

We talked to Spencer Lamb, Verne Global’s Director of Research, to find out more about why Iceland could be a cheap, green solution for the data demands of modern research.

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We caught up with Malcolm Crook, Director at PAA, to discuss how automation can benefit pharmaceutical and biotech research and their latest offerings at SLAS2018.
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Targeting Your Best Clinical Candidate With Self Guided Data Discovery and Analysis

We spoke with Daniel Weaver, Senior Product Manager for PerkinElmer, to find out more about their new platform PerkinElmer Signals™ Lead Discovery (SLD).
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The Many Silver Linings of Cloud-Based Data Analytics

We talk with Riffyn's CEO, Timothy Gardner, on cloud-based data analytics' role in improving discovery, reproducibility, and scalability in life sciences research.

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CAMERA, a CRISPR-based cell recording system, could provide science with a whole new level of detail into cellular events.
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