At Cornell today I chatted with Basudev Chaudhuri who is a Senior Research Scientist in Software Development and Scientific Computing with a Cornell-based company called Gene Network Sciences. GNS “accelerates the drug discovery process by creating dynamic computer models of living cells and next generation data-mining tools for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. GNS combines the power of mathematics, computation, experimental molecular biology, and bioinformatics to bring genomics data to its most valuable end -- making drug discovery predictive.”
Our conversation went something like this:
Cameron: “Hi. I'm Cameron from Microsoft Australia.“
Basudev: “Hi. I'm Basudev from Gene Network Services.“
Cameron: “What do you do Basudev?“
Basudev: “I'm writing software that predicts how an entire human cell works.“
Gee... that kind of makes my job seem small and pointless...
If you want to see a scary diagram, check out GNS's “Molecular map of colon cancer and mammalian cell cycle control”