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Data analyst @ETH. Science communicator. Editor of advances in biological sciences. Opinions are my own. https://t.co/vjv10rVc7a

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"We had no idea who would ever hear this recording or what it would mean to them, but we knew it was a sacred under… https://t.co/hG0ZLHw0nu
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2/23
2020
"The Senate acquittal marked the beginning of a fundamental transition ... the end of the Trump administration, and… https://t.co/EZqDaYOysg
2/19
2020
I am the only candidate to propose an independent DOJ task force to investigate crimes by Trump administration offi… https://t.co/UEAvCIik8o
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2/13
2020
@craig_hersh Fellowship evaluation by dinosaurs. Thing is, for them, all compbio analyses seem the same, because th… https://t.co/9hWU1tk1YY
2/7
2020
As part of the #PanCancer #PCAWG project, we studied RNA alterations (RA) in cancer. We found splicing, fusions & o… https://t.co/D6OIM6OIx6
Retweeted by Philipp MarkolinResearchers, including scientists from ETH Zurich created the largest and most comprehensive catalogue of cancer-sp… https://t.co/RBUda7PWxF
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2/5
2020
@DavidkFarah Buttigieg loses more than Bernie. Biden wins though.
2/4
2020
@waitbutwhy @ThisIsSethsBlog awesome thanks for sharing @nattyover Concise, nuanced and thought inspiringly presented. Must have been hard work to break this complex topic… https://t.co/akILCqA4Ih
1/31
2020
Villains got scientific standards, too: «I'm a mad scientist! Not a mad pseudo-scientist!» https://t.co/GtmASPTWE7 https://t.co/6a2KXwQc9j
Retweeted by Philipp Markolin @sciliz @KennethBaer @davidfrum And in the flawed US system, you need the right voters in the right places. You eit… https://t.co/nwJV1SS0VV @sciliz @KennethBaer @davidfrum I understand that line of argument. Although candidates might be judged by voters 1… https://t.co/Ur38PTlobI @sciliz @KennethBaer @davidfrum That might all be true, but is besides the point. @KennethBaer @davidfrum And don't give me: "Primary was rigged against him". Because even if it was (which is contr… https://t.co/DMpfjNrbPL @KennethBaer @davidfrum What I don't get, and I do like Bernie and many of his policies, why do people believe he c… https://t.co/hdX2c8mnPY
1/27
2020
Much of the life of a researcher revolves around #metrics of #science. However, few receive formal training on metr… https://t.co/S2iR7UOLaX
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1/20
2020
@jcornlab Oh I see so there is a completely different mechanism then. Let me dive in the preprint then :) Cheers @jcornlab Ha that actually makes a lot of sense. Hypoxia and HIFs of course have been causally linked to erythropoe… https://t.co/1XSr1LQ4PzBruce McDonald (ETH Zurich) is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on population genomics of plant p… https://t.co/l367QEp9HX
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1/17
2020
Super happy to present recent work with @DiogoMCamacho & Jim Collins, building a deep learning-based language model… https://t.co/oAMMDEy7t1
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1/13
2020
@dittrich_lars @realsci_DE Und dann nennt man das im Bullshit Jargon "data exploration" ... @dittrich_lars @realsci_DE Schwachsinn. Nur weil man nicht perfekt sein kann, heißt dass ja nicht dass man nicht we… https://t.co/2U2eRfY4OA @dittrich_lars @realsci_DE Das stimmt natürlich auch. Wissenschaftler haben wenig bis keine Incentives, ihre Ergebn… https://t.co/IOtk5GFHtS @realsci_DE @dittrich_lars Forscher sind halt auch nur Menschen, und viel Fehlverhalten könnte in der Forschung ver… https://t.co/MDEq79UGda @amiasmatics @realsci_DE @dittrich_lars Statistisch denken ist wichtig in vielen Lebensbereichen, vor allem um rati… https://t.co/GjkLTL2G0F @Felicea @realsci_DE Fakt ist, failure of reproducibility hat viele Gründe, und man muss da differenziert sein. Auc… https://t.co/4qXtC30RIF @Felicea @realsci_DE abhängig, heißt wenn jemand richtig komplizierte und technisch schwierige Experimente macht, k… https://t.co/yOo0dWARwv @Felicea @realsci_DE Auch sind im Experimentellen die Fehlerquellen größer was verwerfen durchaus manchmal (aber ni… https://t.co/museBcvsP8 @Felicea @realsci_DE Die Experimentstruktur ist zwischen Psychologie und Biologie auch recht anders, ein Befragungs… https://t.co/11hLXUYYSv
1/7
2020
My new post: it is time to grapple squarely and publicly with the fact that we are not going to limit global warmin… https://t.co/ViDcEy3ulq
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1/6
2019
It gives, and then gives, and then gives again, and just when you think it can’t give any more, it sticks the landi… https://t.co/2hSvuiWeQs
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12/29
2019
@jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature Controversial research or data should always be transparent, bec… https://t.co/qF3DRMUcVJ @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature I agree with the sentiment. Probably no great harm would come fr… https://t.co/F6Bx1tlwrh @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini At some point I wonder if you prefer trolling and like the clicks you… https://t.co/cCQSDDn1Zp @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini I would say "yeah suuuuuuure" if sarcasm would fly on twitter. So aga… https://t.co/Uc0VKoWM7S @RuneLinding @schneiderleonid @lorenzo_benini @ewanbirney I am not sure I understand either what is going on. @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Maybe you can try no putting words in my mouth. Populations do have g… https://t.co/Mivr15MC1j @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Yes, there is the problem. Vocabulary and mental concepts not functio… https://t.co/S1JEwgYsxQ @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini So genes to intelligence is a difficult one. We have troubles definin… https://t.co/Bm9bXh16Ce @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Problem is of course with Intelligence, because that concept is way t… https://t.co/3i8jv26HDu @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini That is a weird question. I do not see myself as belonging to a race… https://t.co/59xIJ6eXxd @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Does it make sense to study income as a downstream indicator of intel… https://t.co/3vSD2friY9 @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Now does it make sense to study any phenotype it any population? Yes,… https://t.co/LzNKEiZA54 @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini this bias might not be a strict non-starter, especially if corrected… https://t.co/JIpS3Mum4U @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini because their population is mostly a cross-section of UK biobank user… https://t.co/M7nLk1iMPu @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini I'll play devils advocate. Race is unscientific because the genetic b… https://t.co/RlpyRfsI6G @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Also, sarcasm never works written. The tweet should have been: "Suuuu… https://t.co/7H4pcNRDPY @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Maybe twitter is indeed a bad way to transfer intent and message toge… https://t.co/P43KsBKuTPPlease RT. Looking for 2 PhD students (https://t.co/SZ0ZHyiet8) and a Research Associate (https://t.co/r7eMrP2aXp)… https://t.co/iZLTKKshms
Retweeted by Philipp Markolin @RuneLinding @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature It's not only genetics though. Now they also have a… https://t.co/71Qm8rhZ5g @RuneLinding @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature I see the confusion. Yes, there are taboos in the s… https://t.co/GzUf5A0KSY @RuneLinding @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature Yes, that I absolutely agree with. Maybe we disagre… https://t.co/cNeBKXXruM @RuneLinding @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature That seems like a non-sequitur. Unless u are saying… https://t.co/fz7iSnOaNb @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini Well, if you do it scientifically proper, sure. Problem you will have… https://t.co/Nsddhle522 @RuneLinding @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature That seems like a slippery slope fallacy. There are… https://t.co/YCfAPDqkQ6 @schneiderleonid @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini That is a good argument indeed. Breaking ethic guidelines is also an… https://t.co/YBDxIkNYFe @schneiderleonid @jonny_a_dennis @Dr_AlexM @nature It is a bit ambivalent, according to their FAQ they explicitly s… https://t.co/s1PIsMmxPf @RuneLinding @lorenzo_benini @schneiderleonid I think the study as it stands is bordering unscientific because of t… https://t.co/UCw5mE9wQu @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature Because variance in income is only to 7% dependent on genetic fa… https://t.co/JiM9Yad9gg @jonny_a_dennis @schneiderleonid @Dr_AlexM @nature I don't agree with that. Taboo in science is not the topic, fiel… https://t.co/jXHkrDV5bl @lorenzo_benini @schneiderleonid I also think it is somewhat misguided, but to give the benefit of doubt to the aut… https://t.co/VjUA4FYM97 @RuneLinding @Amiralcoco @sandygrains @schneiderleonid ... talk about molecular phenotypes, there can be single gen… https://t.co/fQeP5MgbyX @RuneLinding @Amiralcoco @sandygrains @schneiderleonid Agree, p-values are outdated and widely misused for what the… https://t.co/1op18ScQ5v @Amiralcoco @RuneLinding @sandygrains @schneiderleonid ... clear, when we talk about causative effect, we mean: doe… https://t.co/rLAnBgj6Qs @Amiralcoco @RuneLinding @sandygrains @schneiderleonid In my line of work, we often come across DNA variants we hav… https://t.co/wDP71KhZFk @Amiralcoco @RuneLinding @sandygrains @schneiderleonid But why do GWAS then in the first place? Short answer: To ge… https://t.co/TaW8FDo8U5 @Amiralcoco @RuneLinding @sandygrains @schneiderleonid I would not go as far as to say GWAS studies are flawed per… https://t.co/q4ELU0NEMJ @scottleibrand @gedankenstuecke @madprime The premise is pretty junk-y, the conclusions drawn predictably unscienti… https://t.co/QZoUL6DfhI
12/18
2019
@schneiderleonid @NatureComms @EdinburghUni @ewanbirney @StuartJRitchie Great comment though :) What percentage of… https://t.co/55LonJgeZJ
12/17
2019
One week left to apply to a PhD position (https://t.co/BDvDb3uVFj) to join my group @ETH_en to work on bacterial ad… https://t.co/z1mVfH5wi1
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12/16
2019
@BarbMcQuade Flaw of the whole thread: It assumes arguments matter for both sides. Clearly, one side decides power… https://t.co/8f7udTjEeC @Samuel_Gregson If I see you write something I don't agree, I will get hawkish :) But I think we got closer to a co… https://t.co/LdyDC5382q @Samuel_Gregson Do a quick bet that the cons will hypocritically not allow another scot ref to happen? Wage 10 retw… https://t.co/aoXkI45MYu @Samuel_Gregson You will never get the major parties (no matter if lab or cons government) to commit on a referendu… https://t.co/VgbLl7lGf7 @Samuel_Gregson If you prefer local control, I am sure you also support than the secession of Scotland given the st… https://t.co/rdXY7RDWk6 @Samuel_Gregson not yield seats necessarily (see lib dems). That ensures that progressive ideas will always stand a… https://t.co/ccmNtFw2A8 @Samuel_Gregson Flawed system create distorted outcomes, simply as that. Look in Germany for example, people got fe… https://t.co/l6Alfv1tOE @Samuel_Gregson Sure, Labour can be faulted by misplaying their hand awefully given they should know precisely how… https://t.co/eSIKgh3fUt @Samuel_Gregson cor: meanings = "meanlings" @Samuel_Gregson And that spin is not rational or representative given the data and voting system. And as a scientis… https://t.co/IcaoSrCCCu @Samuel_Gregson You are aware that I am neither Uk resident, nor care about Labour. What I rejected was your presup… https://t.co/huWfkeeYsW @Samuel_Gregson If labor won with 13 mil vs 10 mil cons vote, it is the same argument. Would not mean the country o… https://t.co/JReqZESCGX @Samuel_Gregson "Completely rejected" with 10 mil votes cast for it. Cons got 13 mil votes. So 30 % is complete obl… https://t.co/BfeZXi67wb @Samuel_Gregson Also, brexit party, 800k votes, 0 seats. SNP 1.1mil votes, 47 seats. ... why? That is not reflectin… https://t.co/Pdaty4pX7G @Samuel_Gregson All first post the polls does is pandering to geographic grievences, disproportionally rewarding lo… https://t.co/4q3EYMLZxB @Samuel_Gregson That is stupid. First become a democracy before infering will-of-the-people on a loony first-past-t… https://t.co/qrRb3QDlxC
12/13
2019
@amylibrarian No mentioning of the underlying bad incentive structure that causes scientists to malpractice or comm… https://t.co/iLteyyE9Ki
12/12
2019
Johnson's campaign has precisely replicated the Vote Leave strategy: Lies, division & moral cowardice. Now we find… https://t.co/vRfvQL4e9j
Retweeted by Philipp Markolin @IanDunt Clear-eyed, eloquent and emotive. A masterpiece in writing, tragically fueled by the very forces it tries to hold at bay.
12/11
2019
@realsci_DE Irgendwann zahlt sich da die RNAseq. mehr aus :) Master Studenten != Pipettierroboter. @realsci_DE Deiner stressigsten Woche <bis jetzt> . Es wird nicht weniger stressig im PhD und Postdoc oder dann P.I… https://t.co/YKmxSSMr98
12/9
2019
@carolecadwalla To sum up, medical data aggregation is important for the future of medicine and patient care, but t… https://t.co/y3AOA4xFvj @carolecadwalla F) that is why the medical data has to be anonymized (detangled from the patient information). G) A… https://t.co/qtLIBV7zfe @carolecadwalla 2/ on a per project basis, not unrestricted. D) the diversity in hospital organisation and data col… https://t.co/tfDnZKOw2K @carolecadwalla 1/ Given the interest; a few clarifications. A) Medical data used by researchers is subjected to a… https://t.co/0bdaDHS0L7 @carolecadwalla As a data scientist working in health data, I can confirm that the NHS data trove is indeed pricele… https://t.co/gTNkryfblp
12/8
2019
@cwkoss @chiro4innate @gorskon a fraudulent chiropractor and anti vax lunatic thinks he is a doctor ... this getting dumber by the day
12/7
2019
#scicomm unlimited But in all seriousness, at least this is much clearer than much of SDG/climate rhetoric these d… https://t.co/UdUaX7YoDY
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12/4
2019
@realsci_DE Wenn das so bleibt ist die Sache klar: im @maithi_nk lab wird nicht während der arbeitszeit getweetet :)I am excited to share our latest work, in which we tackle the question: How can we predict which enhancers regulat… https://t.co/DTuR5QPbxN
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12/3
2019

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