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This Week’s Discoveries | 10 October 2017

10 oktober 2017
Oort Building
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
De Sitterzaal

First lecture

Nobelprize Chemistry 2017 for cryo-EM

Ariane Briegel is a Professor of Ultrastructural Biology at IBL. Her experiments rely on highly sophisticated and specialized equipment such as the electron microscopes at the NeCEN; the Dutch cryo-electron microscopy center located at IBL.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson 'for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution'.

Quote from the press release:
'We may soon have detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. This method has moved biochemistry into a new era.'

Second lecture

OpenML - an online platform for collaborative and open machine learning

Heidi Seibold (University of Zurich)is a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich. She is a participant in the workshop Open Machine Learning 2017 that is being held in the Lorentz Center from 9 Oct 2017 through 13 Oct 2017

'OpenML is an online platform where people can upload and share data and algorithms. The aim of OpenML is to make machine learning and data analysis simple, accessible, collaborative and open with an optimal division of labour between computers and humans.'

'In this presentation I will show the most important aspects of the platform and how to access it from popular data analysis tools. I will show how data owners can upload data sets and how to make them accessible so that others can easily analyse them. I would be happy to discuss how OpenML can potentially help your research.'