ISMB 2015: The evolution of bioinformatics


Anja Lykkebak

QIAGEN Bioinformatics based in Aarhus, Denmark

ISMB 2015: The evolution of bioinformatics

At ISMB in Dublin it became clear: computational biology is quickly changing from an innovation field to an excellence field. While we are still far from knowing it all, we are certainly moving in the right direction.

A testimony to that is the fact that scientists are focusing more and more on issues as data compression and filtering instead of data collection.

Technical Track

At QIAGEN Bioinformatics we are, however, not intimidated by big data. Our colleague, Alex Kaplun, held Technical Track and introduced TRANSFAC, which is a knowledge-base for transcription factor binding sites, and the way it handles data and identifies the best supported promoters for a gene.

If you are interested in the topic, you can learn more about TRANSFAC, it’s features and capabilities, or get a trial on BIOBASE’s website.

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The technology that makes it all possible

Besides TRANSFAC, we featured two more products focusing on computational biology at ISMB 2015.

The first one was Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, which is a solution helping you to reveal potential causal associations hidden in your datasets of differentially expressed genes.

It has been widely adopted by the life science research community and perfected over the last 12 years. Right now we are proud to announce that a new major feature has been integrated into the software via the IPA 2015 summer release.

Read more about IPA 2015 summer release

The second product we presented was Ingenuity Variant Analysis, a leading application within human sequencing generated with next generation sequencing (NGS). Among many features, we highlighted the user friendliness of the interface, which makes it possible for people with no bioinformatic skills to use the software.

If this caught your interest and you want to learn more, please find product details, trials, access to webinars, training and more here: info, training and downloads