45 min

Polly Fordyce — Microfluidic Platforms and Machine Learning Gradient Dissent

    • Technology

Polly explains how microfluidics allow bioengineering researchers to create high throughput data, and shares her experiences with biology and machine learning.

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Polly Fordyce is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Bioengineering and fellow of the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford. She is the Principal Investigator of The Fordyce Lab, which focuses on developing and applying new microfluidic platforms for quantitative, high-throughput biophysics and biochemistry.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fordycelab​
Website: http://www.fordycelab.com/​

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Topics Discussed:
0:00​ Sneak peek, intro
2:11​ Background on protein sequencing
7:38​ How changes to a protein's sequence alters its structure and function
11:07​ Microfluidics and machine learning
19:25​ Why protein folding is important
25:17​ Collaborating with ML practitioners
31:46​ Transfer learning and big data sets in biology
38:42​ Where Polly hopes bioengineering research will go
42:43​ Advice for students

Transcript:
http://wandb.me/gd-polly-fordyce​

Links Discussed:
"The Weather Makers": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wea...​

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Polly explains how microfluidics allow bioengineering researchers to create high throughput data, and shares her experiences with biology and machine learning.

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Polly Fordyce is an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Bioengineering and fellow of the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford. She is the Principal Investigator of The Fordyce Lab, which focuses on developing and applying new microfluidic platforms for quantitative, high-throughput biophysics and biochemistry.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fordycelab​
Website: http://www.fordycelab.com/​

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Topics Discussed:
0:00​ Sneak peek, intro
2:11​ Background on protein sequencing
7:38​ How changes to a protein's sequence alters its structure and function
11:07​ Microfluidics and machine learning
19:25​ Why protein folding is important
25:17​ Collaborating with ML practitioners
31:46​ Transfer learning and big data sets in biology
38:42​ Where Polly hopes bioengineering research will go
42:43​ Advice for students

Transcript:
http://wandb.me/gd-polly-fordyce​

Links Discussed:
"The Weather Makers": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wea...​

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Get our podcast on these platforms:
Apple Podcasts: http://wandb.me/apple-podcasts​​​
Spotify: http://wandb.me/spotify​​
Google Podcasts: http://wandb.me/google-podcasts​​​
YouTube: http://wandb.me/youtube​​​
Soundcloud: http://wandb.me/soundcloud​​

Join our community of ML practitioners where we host AMAs, share interesting projects and meet other people working in Deep Learning:
http://wandb.me/slack​​​

Check out Fully Connected, which features curated machine learning reports by researchers exploring deep learning techniques, Kagglers showcasing winning models, industry leaders sharing best practices, and more:
https://wandb.ai/fully-connected

45 min

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