Technical Area: This week, I read the paper which we are trying to implement. I learned more about the EBC algorithm, how the matrices are set up, and how biclustering gives us unique insights into the insights into different drug-gene interactions and dependency paths.
Soft Skills: Learning to coordinate with my team was crucial! Our team has members from around the world, so it was important to find a common time to meet that would work for everyone. We also presented to our group about different aspects of the aforementioned paper during Journal Club. This helped me in my presentation skills as I attempted to distill and simplify information in an understandable manner; furthermore, learning directly from my peers afforded me a deeper understanding of the ideas in the paper.
Upcoming goals: To obtain the data from Medline and preprocess it (identify drug-gene pairs co-occurring in Medline sentences, extract all dependency paths connecting these drug-gene pairs, and arrange the data into a matrix). I’m super excited to get my hands on the data and begin coding!