Bioinformatics Services

Contract research organizations (CROs) offer comprehensive functional genomics laboratory services. Such laboratory services often depends on bioinformatic analysis of the data.

As further development of functional genomics applications and associated laboratory services a number of bioinformatics software applications were developed for gene and genome sequencing applications, genetic and genomic data analysis, high through data analysis, whole-genome library screening experiments, etc. For example, Sanger sequencing has been utilized for conventional sequencing applications as well as to evaluate positive RNAi screening results, while the microarray hybridization assays are commonly used as a means of evaluating large expression data sets and negative selection screens.

These methods are relatively costly and time consuming, therefore an alternative Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has been recently developed. Using massive parallel sequencing provide advantage both in terms of range and input library flexibility, as well as scaling up applications.

Bioinformatics Services (Company):

Forensic Bioinformatics – Link

NCBI Genbank – Link

EMBL-EBI Tools, Services, Datatases – Link

Q2 Genomic Testing and Expression Analysis – Link

Sequentix Bioinformatics Services – Link

Craic Computing – Link

BaseClear Bioinformatic Services – Link

 

News:

Nature Cell Biology - Issue - nature.com science feeds

Articles and research papers on cell division, cell structure, animal and plant cell biology and cell cycles.

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are increasingly recognized for their role in cancer progression. The previously uncharacterized lncRNA MAYA is now shown to promote bone metastasis by bridging ROR1–HER3 and Hippo–YAP pathways. Neuregulin-induced HER3 phosphorylation by ROR1 recruits a MAYA-containing protein complex to methylate Hippo/MST1 and activate YAP target genes that are essential for bone metastasis.
Author: Wei Zhuo
Posted: January 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Under misfolded protein stress, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) activates the unfolded protein response (UPR) to restore homeostasis, or commits the cell to apoptosis. A study now uncovers how the UPR is governed by the circadian clock to adjust ER protein-folding capacity to metabolic demand and protect against liver damage.
Author: Paul C. Moore
Posted: January 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Spectacular images of the process of myosin II filament formation and organization in migrating cells are unveiled by super-resolution imaging. A combination of short- and long-range interactions with actin filaments is seen to play a critical role in filament partitioning and alignment into contractile actin arcs and stress fibres.
Author: Margaret A. Titus
Posted: January 31, 2017, 12:00 am
Aguirre-Ghiso and colleagues report that hypoxia in the primary tumour microenvironment leads to upregulation of a dormancy signature in the tumour cells that persists after their dissemination to distant sites, permitting them to evade therapy.
Author: Georg Fluegen
Posted: January 23, 2017, 12:00 am
Using structured illumination microscopy, Beach et al. and Hu et al. visualize the assembly of myosin II filaments in cells, describing a filament-partitioning mechanism, and long-range self-organization of filaments, respectively.
Author: Jordan R. Beach
Posted: January 23, 2017, 12:00 am
Using structured illumination microscopy, Beach et al. and Hu et al. visualize the assembly of myosin II filaments in cells, describing a filament-partitioning mechanism, and long-range self-organization of filaments, respectively.
Author: Shiqiong Hu
Posted: January 23, 2017, 12:00 am
Li et al. show that ROR1–HER3 receptor tyrosine kinase signalling in breast cancer cells inhibits the MST1/2 Hippo pathway kinases through a lncRNA termed MAYA. The resulting activation of YAP promotes osteoclast differentiation for bone metastasis.
Author: Chunlai Li
Posted: January 23, 2017, 12:00 am
Maillo et al. show that in hepatocytes ER stress upregulates CPEB4 through the UPR and circadian clock, leading to CPEB4-mediated translation for mitochondrial and ER homeostasis. CPEB4 loss leads to ageing- and high fat diet-induced liver steatosis.
Author: Carlos Maillo
Posted: January 16, 2017, 12:00 am