The purpose of this site is to supplement my academic website with updates on my research and teaching activities, along with reviews and commentary on current topics in computational biology.

Disclaimer: I do not contact the authors of published papers I am blogging about prior to posting my reviews. I believe that published work should be understandable to an extent where direct communication with the authors is not necessary. Ideally, all of the results of the paper should be reproducible from the information provided.

“Socrates:…neither poetry nor prose, spoken or written, is of any great value, if, like the compositions of the rhapsodes, they are only recited in order to be believed, and not with any view to criticism or instruction”

Plato’s Phaedrus.

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