Mr Rowland Mosbergen1
1University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
|Title||Stemformatics Live Demo|
|Synopsis||Stemformatics is primarily a web-based pocket dictionary for stem cells biologists running on the NeCTAR cloud. Part of the stem cell community for over 6 years, it allows biologists to quickly and easily visualise their private datasets. They can also benchmark their datasets against 330+ high quality, preprocessed public datasets.|
|Format of demonstration||Live Demonstration|
|Presenter(s)||Rowland Mosbergen, Stemformatics Project manager, University of Melbourne|
|Target research community||Biologists and individual bioinformaticians who want their
users to look at their data interactively
|Statement of Research Impact||Stemformatics allows biologists to benchmark their dataset against 350+ public, manually curated and high quality datasets that include stem cells, leukaemia and infection and immunity samples. This has contributed to the recent influx of biologists wanting to identify potential cells of origin from a particular tissue for expression of some of the genes that they are interested in.|
|Request to schedule alongside particular conference session||I’m giving a talk on Thursday afternoon|
|Any special requirements||Monitor to display Stemformatics|
Rowland Mosbergen is the Project Manager and Lead Developer for the Stemformatics.org collaboration resource. Rowland has 17 years experience in IT while working in research, corporate financial software and small business. He graduated QUT in 1997 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Avionics, then worked for GBST, a software company servicing the financial industry, where he worked with National Australia Bank and Merrill Lynch in their Margin Lending products for over 4 years. Rowland owned and ran a computer support business for over 5 years, then worked as a web developer for 2 years before joining the Wells laboratory as part of the Stemformatics team in 2010.
Rowland’s experience in the commercial and private sectors gives him a solid understanding of customer-requirements when designing and implementing web resources. He has implemented scalable design solutions for database querying and data visualisation that services a growing research community. He is a key member of a diverse academic team that is product-focused with an emphasis on quality, responsiveness and customer usefulness. He prides himself on developing web environments that are fast, useful and intuitive.