Aleksandra (Ola) Tarkowska
Senior Software Engineer
I work in Cellular Genetics Informatics group as a Senior Software Engineer implementing large-scale data infrastructure to provide fast and easy access to petabytes of heterogeneous imaging data sets for Human Cell Atlas.
I hold Master degree in Software Engineering obtained from University of Technology in Lodz. My main interest of research and development is in the area of reproducibility, interpretability and data resources for life science.
The advancement of microscopy imaging tests the limits and pushes the boundaries of scientific studies. It often exceeds the capacity of researchers’ personal workstations and challenges the conventional data storage systems. Growing number of life-science images produced daily challenge data management systems. File system storage in not sufficient enough to organise the microscopy data. Implementing a high throughput automated workflows and data management systems, are essential because:
– they allow to integrate the heterogeneous data from decentralised data resources,
– enable programmatic access to these data,
– and support data interpretability.