JGI awarded Turing Collaboration Fund 2022

We plan to use the collaboration fund to support networks and public engagement events that will contribute to the aims of the Turing Institute and the University of Bristol, to utilise data science to change the world for the better.

Find out more about the funded projects:

Establishing a national vision for “Data-centric biological design”

This project will be led by Thomas Gorochowski (Bristol) and Diego Oyarzun (Edinburgh). The aim is to develop a white paper that will describe the vision for data-centric approaches that will transform Engineering Biology, which is one of the strategic priorities for UKRI. They plan to organise a workshop at Turing HQ, inviting leading figures in the field to work on the white paper. They will also create an application to become a Turing Special Interest Group to build longer term momentum.

Data competition with Ordnance Survey 

The JGI has developed this vehicle to develop links with external partners, providing, at the same time, an opportunity for early career researchers to be exposed to a variety of datasets and challenges. The JGI are in discussion with the Ordnance Survey, who are interested in being involved in the next data competition. They will provide an open dataset and a challenge, and the JGI will curate the dataset to make it fully accessible to those entering the data competition.

Bristol Science Film Festival (BSFF) competition and Data Week Live Event 

As part of Bristol Data Week 2022, and continuing our collaboration with BSFF, we will be hosting the JGI Data Science and AI Film Prize. The winners will be announced during Data Week (13-17 June), alongside a screening of their films. This year we plan to hold the event in person at The Watershed, inviting the JGI community to attend, including members of the general public, with an added social element. It’s important to us to continue supporting and celebrating this local festival and this arts and science collaboration.