Results about: bioinformatics

A step closer to putting together the vital puzzle of the bacteria Escherichia coli

E. coli is the best known model organism at the molecular level. It is used extensively for biotechnology production, and its infectious strains are of biomedical interest.

The article in Nature Biotecnology is a collaborative effort between biologists, biochemists and bioinformaticians at the Craig Venter Institute, the University of Virginia, and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB).

The team of 18 researchers presents the first map of key interactions between the molecular components of the bacteria, and allow us to understand how its most intimate machinery works.

Three Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence join efforts in computational biology

BSC, CRG, and IRB sign a collaboration agreement for five years that will promote Barcelona as a world leader in computational biology.

The goals of this joint programme are to retain the critical mass of researchers, to attract talent, and to boost computational biology.

The team includes ten well-known researchers headed by Modesto Orozco (IRB), Roderic Guigó (CRG), and David Torrents (BSC).

ChroGPS, a new generation visual browser of the epigenome

This is a software application that provides easily interpretable maps from which to analyse and understand the immense volume of epigenetic and genetic data available.

The work is the fruit of collaboration between biostatisticians, biocomputational researchers and molecular biologist at IRB Barcelona. The capacity of ChroGPS is described in an article in Nucleic Acids Research.