New insights gained from genomic information are changing the way we diagnose disease, develop drugs and test for toxicity but there is a shortage of people with the skills and tools needed to analyse and interpret these data. To help build these skills the first Cambridge Bioinformatics Hackathon is to take place in the city on 25-27th September 2017.
“Genestack is providing an essential missing link between data and its analysis,” says Imad I. Yassin, recently appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Genestack, the Cambridge-based biodata management company.
It is now possible for non-bioinformaticians to create knowledge-networks – a powerful way for biologists to visualise deep connections between genes and phenotypes – quickly and efficiently thanks to the integration of Rothamsted Research’s open-source KnetMiner software into the Genestack platform.
Many key scientists lack essential skills in bioinformatics and this is potentially a bottleneck for therapeutic research in big pharma. Dr Misha Kapushesky, CEO of Genestack, will discuss how increasing pressure on bioinformaticians is slowing the pace of discovery in a webinar ‘Next-generation Sequencing: New Business Models in Diagnostics and Drug Development’ organised by Frost & Sullivan on 9th August.
BIOINFORMATICS IS SORTED THE PAIN IS IN MANAGEMENT, GENESTACK TO SAY AT BIO-IT WORLD Genestack allows public & private data to be searched, analysed, visualised in one browser When playing music on iTunes the computing is invisible, and the same should be true when analysing…