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CSE Seminar Series - Science Gateways for Life Sciences - Balancing Usability and Re-Usability


9/19/2013 at 3:30PM


9/19/2013 at 5:00PM


356 Fitzpatrick


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Kevin Bowyer

Kevin Bowyer

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Numerous science gateways for the life sciences have been developed in the last years to aid researchers in creating and analyzing data on a large scale. The overall goal is the provision of intuitive user interfaces with two main characteristics: firstly, allowing the application of sophisticated tools and methods in a self-explanatory way and secondly, hiding the complex underlying infrastructures from the users. Often science gateways support not only single jobs but also workflows, which additionally increases the complexity of the infrastructure. There are two main pecularities of science gateways: generic science gateway frameworks like Galaxy and WS-PGRADE adaptable to specific applications and science gateways especially tailored to the communities' needs like VECNet, VectorBase and MoSGrid. The talk gives an overview on these examples for science gateways in the life sciences and suggests measurements for deciding which technology is suitable for a community and its preferred tools and methods.

Seminar Speaker:

Sandra Gesing

CRC-Notre Dame University

Sandra is a research programmer at the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US. Prior to the position, she was a research associate in the Data-Intensive Research Group at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and in the Applied Bioinformatics Group at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Additionally, she has perennial experience as a project manager and system developer in industry. As head of a system programmer group, she has led long-term software projects (e.g. infrastructure on web-based applications) for a major insurance company. She received her German diploma in computer science from extramural studies at the FernUniversität Hagen and her PhD in computer science from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Her research interests include science gateways for bioinformatic applications, grid and cloud computing, parallel programming, and GPU programming. The workshop series IWSG-Life (International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences) has been set up and is guided by her.