Genestack Platform is a universal collaborative ecosystem for bioinformatics research and development. It allows users to store and share large data sets securely within and across organizations, with free access to public data from major databases. The platform includes open-source and proprietary genomics applications, working together independent of file formats. For developers an SDK, APIs and support are provided.Get started now!
File format-independent genomics applications. Flexible access management with intra- and inter-organisational collaborative groups. Offline and offsite data import/export and long-term archival.
Free access to manually annotated public datasets from repositories such as ArrayExpress, GEO, SRA and ENA, including 1000 Genomes, Illumina Body Map and many others.
Sequencing data quality control, exome and genome analysis, variant calls, somatic mutations, RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq data analysis and visualisation.
Data can be encrypted, at rest and in transit, using some of the strongest cyphers available. Customer data and applications are kept in maximally isolated sandboxes and never mix.
An extensive SDK and APIs for integrating command-line Unix tools and developing new genomics applications is provided, targeting scripting languages like Python, statistical enviroments (R) and compiled languages (Java).
Access the system via a web browser from anywhere. Scale up your compute needs in the cloud, with virtual private and hybrid clouds to maximize security and simplify provisioning.
We are looking for people who want to take part in the genomics revolution to join our team.
Please send a covering letter and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome applicants with strong
backgrounds, even if your experience does not match our requirements exactly.
About the Job
Part-time, starting immediately
We are looking for an entrepreneurial, motivated, enthusiastic individual who wants to make a difference in how research is done in life sciences. We are passionate about building the most elegant and robust system for writing genomics applications and empowering scientists to work on big data in genomics efficiently and quickly.
This role will allow you to help us reach our users – you will work closely with top management and with developers on building our public relations strategy. This includes managing our web and social media presence, press releases, news feed, and other outreach activities. You will participate in writing and producing content, as well as learning about our markets and communicating to our users.
It is an exciting role for someone with an interest and familiarity with genomics research and its applications: clinical, consumer goods, agriculture and beyond.
This is a great job for a science student interested in communication. You need to have excellent written and spoken English, be interested in genomics, and we'll teach you the rest. Send your CV to email@example.com
We are looking for talented engineers for key roles in building our cloud genomics OS.
About the Job:
What you will be doing depends on your background and interests. There are challenges in diverse areas:
There is no requirement to know biology/bioinformatics, but being curious and willing to learn new things is a must.
Not required, but would be a plus:
We offer competitive pay, long hours, interesting problems, a stimulating environment, all the things you find in a startup. Send us an email/give us a call!
Genestack was launched in 2012 with a mission to transform genomics big data computing and application engineering. We were founded by experts in bioinformatics and software architecture from the European Bioinformatics Institute with support from the world’s leading software development tools company JetBrains. Genestack’s team has a wide expertise in bioinformatics, ranging from functional genomics data analysis, algorithm design and data visualization to next-generation sequencing data processing and quality control. We are based in Cambridge, United Kingdom and St. Petersburg, Russia.
We are building a universal ecosystem for bioinformatics development, aimed to reduce the chaotic clutter of inefficiency and incompatibility in today’s bioinformatics tools. Genestack's genomics operating system is a platform for developing, running and sharing big genomics datasets and applications, for pharma, biotech and healthcare.
Most recently team leader in functional genomics at the European Bioinformatics Institute, where his team developed bioinformatics data systems for academia and industry, such as Gene Expression Atlas. Misha Kapushesky has first-hand experience in dealing with big data in genomics and has participated in and led international consortia applying bioinformatics to medical research. Before joining the EBI in 2001, he worked at several high-tech startups in the area of large-scale data search and processing around Boston, USA. He was educated at Cambridge (Ph.D., Genetics), Oxford and Cornell Universities (B.S., Mathematics).
Prior to working as a bioinformatician and developer on genomics data analysis and software projects at the EBI, Nikolay Pultsin has worked as software developer at TogetherSoft, Borland and JetBrains. He has been an active educator in computer science, was co-founder of Academy of Modern Software Engineering and lecturer at the Academic University of Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a seasoned software architect with deep knowledge and experience of large-scale computing and systems design and key contributions to tools in wide use today. He also is the author of the popular free multi-platform e-book reader application FBReader. He was educated at the St. Petersburg State University (M.S., Mathematics).
Before doing research on regulatory genomics at UCL Cancer Institute, Alessandro Riccombeni studied comparative genomics of pathogenic yeasts in Dublin, Ireland. During this time he collaborated with Illumina in Cambridge, UK on predicting large structural variants. Prior to that he studied de novo originated oncogenes at the IFOM-IEO campus in Milan, Italy, and worked in the Carbohydrate Chemistry group at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. His experimental background gave him years of experience in seeing bioinformatics from a biologist's point of view. He was educated in Ireland at University College Dublin (Ph.D., Bioinformatics) and in Italy at the University of Milan-Bicocca (B.S., Biotechnologies).
We're looking for software developers in Cambridge and in Russia. Help write new bioinformatics apps, and build user interfaces and data visualisations! See our Careers page.
We are giving a quick presentation of Genestack's capabilities for managing and sharing genomics data and tools at the 16th Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting in Oxford, UK on 1st April at 15:10.
Next month we are running a workshop in Oxford at the 2nd Oxford Next Generation Sequencing event, Oxford NGS 2014. The conference runs from 31 March until 3 April 2014; ours is the first workshop, at 14:00 on 2 April 2014. Read about the workshop agenda and presenter bios.
We are proud to announce that you can now sign up to test Genestack Platform Alpha. Just go to https://alpha.genestack.com and check out the platform. We'll soon post more information on how to load your own data and start building your own apps!
Our CEO Misha Kapushesky is presenting Genestack Platform at Bio-IT World on Wednesday, April 10. See you in Boston!
We opened our alpha to those who signed up for early access! Send us an email if you want an invite!
In preparation for the release of early access beta of Genestack Platform we have updated our website and are taking requests from future beta testers. If you already signed up, you do not need to sign up again, we will be in touch very soon.
Phase 2 of the Pistoia Alliance Sequence Services Project has produced three different implementations for managing and analyzing next-generation sequencing data in the cloud. In this webinar, Rob Gill, CTO, Constellation Technologies and Misha Kapushesky, CEO, Genestack, will introduce the implementation developed by their consortium. The session will be moderated by Simon Thornber, Sequence Services project lead.
Presenting in the Cloud Computing track as a Featured Speaker, Dr. Kapushesky, Genestack CEO, introduces a preview of the Genestack Genomics Applications Platform. We made available the slides from the presentation on SlideShare.
Pistoia Alliance, a not-for-profit consortium of pharmaceutical companies, launched the Sequence Services Phase 2 project, seeking a platform for analyzing and storing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. We were selected from more than 10 submitted proposals, and, working together with Constellation Technologies, a spinout from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, presented our platform at the Pistoia Alliance meeting in Boston in April 2012.