The 2016 American Society for Microbiology-Microbe (ASM Microbe 2016) was an August meeting held in the magnificent city of Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and its high-traffic neighborhood from June 16-20. It is the first time that the ASM general meeting and the ICAAC (Interscience Conference On Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy) merged to make a single giant convention. Continue reading “The Microbe Story at ASM microbe 2016-Need for Microbiome Research” »
The two main functions of bioinformatics are the organization and analysis of biological data using computational resources. Geneious is designed to be an easy-to-use and flexible desktop software application framework for the organization and analysis of biological data, with a focus on molecular sequences and related data types. It integrates numerous industry-standard discovery analysis tools, with interactive visualizations to generate publication-ready images. One key contribution to researchers in the life sciences is the Geneious public Application Programming Interface (API) that affords the ability to leverage the existing framework of the Geneious Basic software platform for virtually unlimited extension and customization. The result is an increase in the speed and quality of development of computational tools for the life sciences, due to the functionality and graphical user interface available to the developer through the public API. Geneious Basic represents an ideal platform for the bioinformatics community to leverage existing components and to integrate their own specific requirements for the discovery, analysis, and visualization of biological data.
Availability and implementation: Binaries and public API freely available for download at http://www.geneious.com/basic, implemented in Java and supported on Linux, Apple OSX and MS Windows. The software is also available from the Bio-Linux package repository at http://nebc.nerc.ac.uk/news/geneiousonbl.
Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline of science and technology. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI, 2001) defines Bioinformatics as “a field of science in which Biology, Computer Science, and Information Technology merge into a single discipline”. Continue reading “Biological Databases & Intellectual Property Rights-An Introduction” »