Navigation Links
UC Santa Cruz builds national data center for cancer genome research
Date:5/1/2012

t the beginning of the data deluge, Haussler said, noting that 10,000 cases is a small fraction of the 1.5 million new cancer cases diagnosed every year in the United States alone.

New data compression schemes are expected to reduce the total storage space needed, so the CGHub repository is designed initially to hold 5 petabytes and to allow further growth as needed. That is still a massive amount of data, and CGHub will need to accommodate transfers of extremely large data files.

Managed by the UCSC team, the CGHub computer system is located at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. It is connected by high-performance national research networks to major centers nationwide that are participating in these projects, including UCSC. Haussler's team designed and oversees the storage and computing infrastructure for the repository, which has an automated query and download interface for large-scale, high-speed use. It will eventually also include an interactive web-based interface to allow researchers to browse and query the system and download custom datasets.

It may take years for cancer genomics research to bring about major changes in cancer care. The first step, and the focus of the NCI cancer genomics programs, is to determine which genomic changes are involved in each type of cancer and to understand the molecular and clinical effects of those changes. Then biomedical researchers must identify or develop treatments to block those effects.

"Right now, cancer research needs something on a very large scale, like the Large Hadron Collider in physics," Haussler said. "Instead of bringing subatomic particles together in high-energy collisions and computing their behavior, we're bringing cancer genomes together in a common database and computing the disease drivers."

CGHub program director is Robert Zimmerman, and project team members include technical director Mark Diekhans; operations manager Linda Rosewood; hardware syste
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
2. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
3. UC Santa Barbara researchers new study may lead to MRIs on a nanoscale
4. University of California Santa Barbara study reveals how gas, temperature controlled bacterial response to Deepwater Horizon spill
5. Argentinas Santa Fe government reducing lead ammunition for sports hunters
6. New data published in Nature Genetics demonstrate that tiny LNA-based compounds developed by Santaris Pharma A/S inhibit entire disease-associated microRNA families
7. Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee meets Nov. 2-3 in Santa Barbara
8. Santa Fe homeowners weigh in on landscape preferences
9. Researchers study effect of yuma desalting plant on Cienega de Santa Clara
10. CNIC and Banco Santander set up research project on early cardiovascular risk factors
11. UC Santa Barbara and Burnham Institute for Medical Research announce director
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/29/2014)... to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, ... participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by ... 16%! , Chefs Move to Schools (CMTS), an initiative ... schools in order to provide nutrition instruction to students ... , A CMTS event was held in an Upstate ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a ... for homeland security and medical advances. , In a ... of Optics Letters , UT Arlington Physics Professor ... to fabricate transparent nanoscintillators by heating nanoparticles composed of ... formed. A scintillator refers to a material that ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... bad rap, and understandably so. The grain-of-rice-sized insects are ... of acres in the Western U.S. and Canada over ... belief, these pests may not be to blame for ... through the region. Instead, weather and topography play a ... these bark-boring beetles. , New research led by the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Chefs move to schools can increase school meal participation and vegetable intake among students 2UT Arlington researchers develop new transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection 2UT Arlington researchers develop new transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection 3Tree killers, yes, fire starters, no: Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, study says 2Tree killers, yes, fire starters, no: Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, study says 3Tree killers, yes, fire starters, no: Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap, study says 4
... both crop and ornamental plants. Each year, powdery mildew and ... intense research, little is known of the plant molecules that ... European research group lead by Ueli Grossniklaus, a plant geneticist ... Science shedding a new light on mildew susceptibility ...
... parent that takes their kid out for a walk knows ... that? Do kids and small adults walk differently from taller ... Peter Weyand from Southern Methodist University, USA, is fascinated by ... goes back to Max Kleiber,s work on resting metabolic rates ...
... are getting warmer. Conservative estimates suggest that tropical areas ... the end of this century. Does global warming spell ... at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and colleagues report ... million years ago rainforests prospered at temperatures that were ...
Cached Biology News:Fertility or powdery mildew resistance? 2Fertility or powdery mildew resistance? 3New equation calculates cost of walking for first time 2New equation calculates cost of walking for first time 3Tropical forest diversity increased during ancient global warming event 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 On September 11, ... James Sherley in anticipation of a session that he will ... Toxicology Summit,” scheduled for February 17-18, 2015 in London. ... Pharma IQ asked Dr. Sherley to respond to several questions ... toxicity, challenges to evaluating stem cell toxicity, and future trends ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 Whitehouse Laboratories ... chosen by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) ... 19, 2014) on container closure integrity testing. This lecture/laboratory ... test methods and philosophies detailed in the recently proposed ... The course will span container closure integrity ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... ( IACRN), a non-profit organization based in ... Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a Massachusetts ... a strategic alliance agreement, setting the stage for ... to enhance clinical research quality and safety through ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with ... (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) ... persisting problems of image resolution and quality still ... living tissue. A solution is hyperpolarization, which involves ... imaging quality by following the distribution and fate ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Director James L. Sherley Discusses Stem Cell Toxicology 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Director James L. Sherley Discusses Stem Cell Toxicology 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Director James L. Sherley Discusses Stem Cell Toxicology 4Whitehouse Laboratories to Partner with PDA for Educational Course on Container Closure Integrity Testing 2Whitehouse Laboratories to Partner with PDA for Educational Course on Container Closure Integrity Testing 3Whitehouse Laboratories to Partner with PDA for Educational Course on Container Closure Integrity Testing 4IACRN and ACRES to Support Clinical Research Nurses 2IACRN and ACRES to Support Clinical Research Nurses 3A safer approach for diagnostic medical imaging 2A safer approach for diagnostic medical imaging 3
... analysis results expected in Q3 2008 -, ... Therapeutics Inc.,(TSX:FXI) ("Fralex" or the "Company"), a ... today announced the,randomization of the 100th patient ... double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial,designed to assess ...
... Calif., March 10 AutoGenomics, a leader in,developing ... be among the leading healthcare and biotechnology companies ... that will be held at the,Boston Marriott Copley ... Executive Officer will present an overview of the,company, ...
... Nuclear Security Administration has awarded a $17 million cooperative ... Park to develop advanced simulations for commercial and defense ... center will focus on the behavior and reliability of ... of Excellence chosen by the NNSA. , About 35 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Fralex reaches 100th patient milestone in fibromyalgia study 2Fralex reaches 100th patient milestone in fibromyalgia study 3Purdue leads center to simulate behavior of micro-electromechanical systems 2Purdue leads center to simulate behavior of micro-electromechanical systems 3Purdue leads center to simulate behavior of micro-electromechanical systems 4
Image Acquisition and documentation system for fluorescent and non-fluorescent gels, membranes, blots, film, plates and assays...
... system is designed for multiple user laboratories ... for TLC applications. The MultiDoc-It is available ... enclosure provides a darkroom environment and protects ... Use image capture and enhancement , ...
Conveniently document gels, films and membranes with a high quality thermal printer. , Compact, footprint printer , Supplies 256 gray scale for high resolution, archive-quality thermal film prints...
Request Info...
Biology Products: