Monthly Archives: February 2016

MOCCASIN: converting MATLAB ODE models to SBML

Have you ever wanted to convert your MATLAB ODE model into an SBML model, without going through the hassle of manual conversion, or SBML construction in MATLAB? Great news, now you can!

Introducing MOCCASIN (Model ODE Converter for Creating Automated SBML INteroperability). MOCCASIN was developed by a transatlantic team of tech wizards, and published in BIOINFORMATICS this month. It uses Python, requires no access to MATLAB to run, and offers users command-line and graphical user interface options.


The paper is available here:

The software is available here:

Software Carpentry Bootcamp and ContentMine Hackathon @ TGAC, Norwich UK

The Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, UK, is hosting a Software Carpentry Bootcamp (8th-9th March), followed by a ContentMine Hackathon (10th-11th March).

If you are interested please visit their site for more information.

Software Carpentry Bootcamp: 

ContentMine hackathon:

What is data management and why do you need it?

Ever wondered what data management is, and why it is important in interdisciplinary life sciences? Or wondered how you can teach others what data management is, and to persuade them that it is important?

Well, we’ve got you covered: check out our new video “What is data management – and why do you need it in interdisciplinary life sciences?”