Today I had a really nice conversation during the 9th EMBL PhD Symposium on “Patterns in Biology” at the EMBL in Heidelberg.

Science is sharing ideas with others. That was a really good sentence that has popped out during a really nice conversation between me and some friends.

Mainly you can speak about everything, create new models, propose new approaches, give an idea and then there is always the experiment. It’s always possible to fall back to the raw data and check what really is going on.

Without the sharing of ideas there will be no progress and any new idea will pop up. That’s why I’m really interested in the open science proposed by the bioinformatics zen.

More over this post of a possible workflow as notified by Giovanni here, makes really clear that sharing ideas is the good thingTM to do.