Bioinformatics

Please save the unsolicited R01s

Editor’s note: With the sequestration deadline hours away, the career of many young US scientists is on the line. In this guest post, our colleague Steven Salzberg , an avid _Editor’s note: With the sequestration deadline hours away, the career of many young US scientists is on the line. In this guest post, our colleague Steven Salzberg , an avid  and its peer review process, tells us why now more than ever the NIH should prioritize funding R01s over other project grants .

Interview with C. Titus Brown - Computational biologist and open access champion

C. Titus Brown  C. Titus Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He develops computational software for next generation sequencing and the author of the blog, “Living in an Ivory Basement”. We talked to Titus about open access (he publishes his unfunded grants online!), improving the reputation of PLoS One, his research in computational software development, and work-life balance in academics.