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.

Limited perfusion of solid tumours produces a nutrient-deprived tumour core microenvironment. Low glutamine levels in the tumour core are now shown to lead to reduced levels of α-ketoglutarate and decreased histone demethylase activity, thereby promoting a less differentiated and more therapy-resistant state of the tumour cells.
Author: Jonas W. Højfeldt
Posted: September 28, 2016, 12:00 am
Author: Ji-Hoon Kim
Posted: September 28, 2016, 12:00 am
Lysosomes are digestive organelles of the endocytic and autophagic pathways. Increasing lysosome enzyme activities could help to clear pathological cellular waste. A recent study shows that lysosomal digestive functions can be promoted in isolated cells and mice by pharmacologically stimulating the autophagy- and lysosome-regulating transcription factors TFEB and ZKSCAN3 through previously unrecognized mTORC1-independent pathways acting via PKC.
Author: Paul Saftig
Posted: September 28, 2016, 12:00 am
Kodo et al. show that patient-specific iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes recapitulate the proliferative defects associated with the disease, which are a result of TBX20 mutations and abnormal TGF-β signalling.
Author: Kazuki Kodo
Posted: September 19, 2016, 12:00 am
Johnson et al. report that loss of leukaemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) signalling reduces the expression of genes associated with dormancy in metastatic breast cancer cells, and promotes bone marrow colonization and osteoclastogenesis.
Author: Rachelle W. Johnson
Posted: September 19, 2016, 12:00 am
Pan et al.  find that regional glutamine deficiency in melanoma tumours induces tumour cell dedifferentiation and confers therapeutic resistance through histone methylation changes.
Author: Min Pan
Posted: September 12, 2016, 12:00 am
Using a chemical screening approach, Yang and colleagues identify PKC as a regulator of lysosome biogenesis, which controls the subcellular localization of TFEB and ZKSCAN3 through parallel signalling pathways and independently of mTORC1.
Author: Yang Li
Posted: September 12, 2016, 12:00 am
Microtubules can self-repair in vitro in response to stress. Théry and colleagues now show that such repair can occur in cells, as free tubulin dimers can be incorporated into a damaged microtubule lattice to promote rescue events.
Author: Charlotte Aumeier
Posted: September 12, 2016, 12:00 am
Guesdon et al.  characterize the microtubule-end-binding region of EB1 using cryo-electron tomography, providing insights into the mechanism of this interaction and the architectural changes in the GTP-cap region during microtubule growth.
Author: Audrey Guesdon
Posted: September 12, 2016, 12:00 am
Using a chimaeric integrin α5 (where the tail is replaced by that of α2), Yun et al. show that in endothelial cells, integrin α5 interacts with the cAMP-specific phosphodiesterase PDE4D5 to reduce cAMP levels and inflammation both in vitro and in vivo.
Author: Sanguk Yun
Posted: September 5, 2016, 12:00 am