EVENT: Developing Collaborations Between Designers and Scientists
|April 26, 2013|
|3:30 pm||to||5:00 pm|
Developing Collaborations Between Designers and Scientists
(and how to reveal an invisible ecosystem)
Paul Scheid from the NYU Center for Genomics, Monica Bate ITP ’13 and Claire Mitchell ITP ’13 will be presenting a talk on collaborations between The Center for Genomics and ITP. Monica and Claire worked with Paul at the lab for the project Invisible Exchange, which was developed in Francois Gray’s Citizen Cyberscience class. We want to invite anyone who is able to attend and interested to come hear about what we’ve been doing on the project and about potential collaborations between the two departments in the future.
Paul Scheid is GenCore Manager at the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. Mr. Scheid has been the Manager of GenCore since 2009 and has extensive experience in DNA sequencing methods and lab management. He has overseen experimental design efforts in several large-scale genomics consortia, and is currently responsible for the P. vivax Re-sequencing Project at the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India. Mr. Scheid presents at next-generation sequencing (NGS) conferences and coordinates NYU-HiTS, a seminar series that features NGS applications and analyses.
Invisible Exchange harnesses the power of young citizen scientists to collect and analyze data on bacteria, while educating them about the invisible ecosystem that we coexist with. Data collection kits are dispersed to classrooms where students will learn to grow bacteria from paper currency. They’ll learn about bacteria and proper protocol to grow their own by following the online guides from our experts. They’ll take a picture of the bill and sample then upload to the Invisible Exchange site using a custom app to share and compare images of their bacteria in a gallery. They can also anthropomorphize their samples by giving them names and identifying characteristics. It’s a social networking site…for bacteria.