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Title: When worlds collide: Molecular biology as interdisciplinary collaboration
Authors: O'Day, Vicky L.
Adler, Annette
Kuchinsky, Allan
Bouch, Anna
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 2001: Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 399-418
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: The field of molecular biology is in a remarkably rapid period of change, as the genome sequencing projects and new experimental technologies have generated an explosion of data To analyze and draw insights from the vast amounts of information, biologists use a new generation of bioinformatics software tools, often working closely with mathematicians and computer scientists There are elements of both collision and convergence in these interdisciplinary encounters We conducted user studies with biologists engaged in investigating the molecular basis of disease. We describe several issues that arise in this collision/convergence of disciplines, drawing on the notion of boundary objects m-the-makmg. We provide recommendations on building technology for people whose work now sits at the crossroads of diverse and rapidly changing scientific fields.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/0-306-48019-21
ISBN: 978-0-306-48019-5
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Bonn, Germany 2001-09-16
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