In her first engagement on being re-commissioned, the NSW Minister for Science and Medical Research, Hon. Jodi McKay MP has opened Intersect's new premises. "Can I say how pleased I am to be here with you as the Minister for Science and Research. I was sworn in again about an hour ago," said the Minister.
Intersect has kicked off its next Innovation Project: the 'Genomic Data Project' is an opportunity to address the data management needs for the next-generation gene sequencing community. Genomic projects underpin almost all aspects of modern biology. This includes modern molecular biology, biodiversity studies, and medical research including but not limited to research into cancer, vaccines, antibiotics and drug development.
The Education Infrastructure Fund (EIF) consultation process continues, and as part of this process, Intersect has prepared a paper on NSW research data storage infrastructure, based on feedback received from key players over the last month, (see here).
One of NSW's high performance computers, the DELL cluster Barossa, is nearing the end of its useful life. It now costs a huge amount to run and its nodes are starting to fail. ac3 has informed Intersect that it will decommission Barossa on 31st October 2009. Our other high performance computer, McLaren, will continue to operate without change.
This project is building a web interface and tools to enable authorised researchers to search, filter and browse the ASRB database; link metadata from the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images; and download MRI, genetic and clinical information. Read more...
Intersect's Ian Gibson and SIRCA's Mike Briers slept rough with 220 other CEOs on June 18 as part of the St Vincent de Paul Society's Winter Appeal. At time of writing, the CEO Sleepout has raised $587,687.
Intersect's first Graduate Software Engineer starts work today. Howey Fu graduated last year with a Bachelor of Software Engineering (First Class Hons) and Commerce-Finance from the University of NSW. Howey will join the Innovation Projects Team and begin work on the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank project immediately.