Best Technical Solution – OpenHack 2017

Best Technical Solution – OpenHack 2017

Stephanie participated in OpenHack Uppsala 2017 together with her brother and two friends. They created an application that matches your abilities with mined skill keywords in job ads from Arbetsförmedlingen and tells you what additional skills you need in order to satisfy job requirements. In 36 h they managed to crawl ~700 job ads (unfortunately ran out of daily trial request) from three major career fields, mine for keywords using IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding tool, and set up a working prototype hosted on Amazon web service.

The Uppsala team presented at the Vårmöte klinisk kemi

The Uppsala team presented at the Vårmöte klinisk kemi

The Uppsala team presented at the Vårmöte klinisk kemi, 5-7 April in Tylösand, Sweden. Here Torbjörn is presenting our MS based assays for analysing PEth (a marker for alcohol consumption measured in blood) and cortisol/cortison measurements in urine. The methods have been in clinical use for more than a year now at Akademiska sjukhuset. Kim is also presenting an ultrasensitive method for detecting trace levels of levonorgestrel. The method is in use for detecting if lost contraceptive coils are present or not in the body, and the method can also be used for environmental monitoring in e.g. aquatic species.

Payam and Stephanie presenting on PhenoMeNal workshop in Halle, Germany

Payam and Stephanie presenting on PhenoMeNal workshop in Halle, Germany

The Uppsala team presented at the PhenoMeNal Workflow Workshop, 4-5 April in IPB Halle, Germany.

The presentations covered the two workflows which have been developed by the Uppsala team in PhenoMeNal. One utilizing the benefits of “Jupyter notebook” and one exploiting the features in “Galaxy”.

Apart from the work related sessions, there is a common dinner at the Brauhaus in Halle planned for the evening. Which we very much look forward to!

Attending the Data Science Day by SICS

Attending the Data Science Day by SICS

Today we were attending the Data Science Day hosted by SICS Swedish ICT. Topics like Machine learning, Automation and Connectivity were presented and discussed. IBM were telling us about Reasoning 2.0 and how we are moving towards the first bot to gain a PhD. Spotify were explaining their process of A/B testing and how to use machine learning to understand the fundamental outcome and source of a change and SCANIA breifed us about their vision of how machine learning of large scale driving patterns could help in educating safer truck drivers.

Attending the Metabolomics Conference in Dublin

Attending the Metabolomics Conference in Dublin

CARAMBA attended the 12th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics society in June 27-30th 2016, Dublin Ireland. This was the largest European conference hosted by the Society with nearly 900 attendees. Great and inspiring talks were held by top researchers from all arround the world. CARAMBA contributed by presenting our latest work on the Fibromyalgia disease and our collaboration work with the PhenoMeNal consortium.

Many new connections were made, which hopefully will lead to great future collborations!