Navigation Links
Illinois initiative creates futuristic facility
Date:12/2/2013

Through the CompGen initiative, the University's Institute for Genomic Biology and the Coordinated Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering are bringing together top faculty in genomic and computational sciences to create a dynamic team that will develop new technology for genomic breakthroughs.

One human genome is made up of about 3 billion nucleotidesenough to fill 130 encyclopedia-sized books that could take nearly 95 years to read, according to the University of Leicester. Four types of nucleotides, represented by A's, T's, C's and G's, create a manual that instructs the cells how to make a human being.

To make sense of this unique manual, geneticists compare numerous sequenced genomes. It's a process akin to trying to find typos or compare words, sentences, paragraphs, and chapters among thousands of books. The new CompGen facility will help researchers analyze trillions of nucleotides to better understand everyone's genetic manual.

"This system will revolutionize genomic research by allowing scientists to reach deeper understandings of highly complex big data sets," said Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene E. Robinson, who initiated the CompGen Initiative with Ravishankar Iyer, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Illinois researchers believe this facility, with its state-of-the-art hardware and software coupled with innovative algorithms, will make analyzing DNA more accurate and efficient even as technology advances and researchers are able to sequence larger and larger amounts of data.

The CompGen initiative will also promote dialogue between biologists and computer scientists and engineers as they work to develop this new facility. In the past, biologists have struggled to explain their problems in a language that makes sense to computer specialists, while computer specialists have struggled to find solutions that a biologist can understand.

Eventually, the team hopes t
'/>"/>

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Durbin, University of Illinois announce $25 million federal grant
2. Illinois river otters exposed to chemicals banned decades ago
3. Illinois scientists put cancer-fighting power back into frozen broccoli
4. University of Illinois researchers develop AFM-IR for nanometer scale chemical identification
5. Illinois town provides a historical foundation for todays bee research
6. University of Illinois receives grant to study ozone resistance in corn
7. University of Illinois to improve crop yield through photosynthesis in a new global effort
8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded 5-year grant from NASA
9. University of Illinois professor develops tool that helps dietitians deliver info clients need and can understand
10. National Robotics Initiative grant to create smarter surgical robots
11. JScreen public health initiative launches to fight Jewish genetic diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Illinois initiative creates futuristic facility
(Date:1/22/2015)... man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray may ... with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer,s disease dementia, according ... Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study,s subjects ... (MCI) or mild to moderate Alzheimer,s dementia (AD). Those ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington ... global news source covering leading sectors including technology and tech ... Personal Privacy marketplace featuring master pickpocket and security consultant ... wallet is stolen and talks about the Wocket™ biometric smart ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Europe,s most ... Patent Office to present a video retrospective of the most exciting ... Christofer Toumazou and Sophie Wilson   ... the Award   Starting on 22 January 2015 on   ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 2Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 3
... 2009 A St. Louis-based team of plant and ... the developing world today announced the formation of ... involving St. Louis Children,s Hospital, The Donald Danforth ... Medicine. Though they share a commonality of ...
... 2009 - Temperature explains much of why cold-blooded ... longer at higher latitudes than at lower latitudes, according ... of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ... candidate Santiago Salinas, both of Stony Brook University,s School ...
... STILLWATER, Okla. In a first to the ... Sciences and Natural Resources will receive $226,890 in grant ... Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute. OWRRI and USGS ... encroachment and the water cycle in the tallgrass prairie, ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger 2Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger 3Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger 4Warmer environment means shorter lives for cold-blooded animals 2Key OSU water research receives national funding 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) ... that it has received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six non-O157 ... and O145; collectively referred to as STEC or the “Big-6”) ... colony forming unit (cfu) per 325 g of raw ground ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Selexis SA, a serial innovation company ... (RCBs) used for drug discovery to commercial manufacturing, announced ... Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data packages. The NGS ... by ensuring the integrity of the gene, validation of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... GenoSpace , a precision medicine software company that has developed ... of genomic, imaging and other biomedical data in research and ... , CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to its board ... "We are pleased to welcome Michelle ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... gynecologic disease, announced today that the Company closed ... Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler , ... proceeds were $10.5 million, before offering expenses.  The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3
... that a new market research report is available in ... 2010 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0481350/China-Bio-breeding-Industry-Report-2010.html ... China reached RMB 29.8 billion, up 4.9% from a ... capable of R&D independently, but they seem inferior when ...
... University, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other ... patient,s own brain cells, which then can be studied ... brings researchers a step closer to understanding the biological ... be used to study other mysterious diseases such as ...
... cooperative research center program (I/UCRC) will "provide a one-stop ... wide range of metamaterials." Dr. David Crouse, associate ... Engineering at The City College of New York, serves ... Participating institutions are The City University of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Reportlinker Adds China Bio-breeding Industry Report, 2010 2Reportlinker Adds China Bio-breeding Industry Report, 2010 3Reportlinker Adds China Bio-breeding Industry Report, 2010 4Reportlinker Adds China Bio-breeding Industry Report, 2010 5Scientists recreate brain cells from skin cells to study schizophrenia safely 2Scientists recreate brain cells from skin cells to study schizophrenia safely 3Grove School professor leads new metamaterials center 2Grove School professor leads new metamaterials center 3Grove School professor leads new metamaterials center 4
... Specificity: (4) ,human IgG subclass 1 100% ,human ... 100% ,human IgG subclass 4 ... 100% ,human IgG ... 0.04% ,human IgG Fab ...
...
Human VEGF R2 (KDR) MAb (Clone 89106)...
...
Biology Products: