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Benedikt G. Brink

Email: bbrink AT SPAMFREE cebitec DOT uni-bielefeld DOT de

Office: U10-133

Tel: +49-521-106-12086

Fusion - a new polyomics platform

Benedikt G. Brink (started December 2013)

High-throughput experimental technologies transformed biological research from a relatively data-poor discipline to one that is data-rich. The challenge is no longer to generate experimental data, but to compute and analyze it. A key aspect of understanding and analyzing data is visualization. A powerful visualization can make the difference whether the user is able to gain a mental model for his data and apply his biological knowledge. Furthermore, to fully understand a biological metabolism and its responses to environmental factors, it is necessary to include functional characterization and accurate quantification of all levels - gene products, proteins and metabolites, as well as their interactions. To achieve all this, a new platform for polyomics data integration called Fusion is being developed. It shall become a center for all kinds of data-rich high-throughput experiments and offer convenient data management, powerful analysis tools, including established methods for analyzing and visualizing single omics data, as well as new features for an integrative analysis of data from multiple omics platforms. Fusion focuses on the three classical fields in omics: transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics and offers connections to other platforms like EMMA or QuPE, all developed and hosted at the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) in Bielefeld. It is a web based service, completely written in Java and JavaScript and is supposed to supersede ProMeTra.

Supervisors: Tim W. Nattkemper (Bielefeld University), Ryan R. Brinkman (BC Cancer Agency), Ralf Hofestädt (Bielefeld University)

2016/05/09 10:05
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