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We are very happy to welcome Oren who joins the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Initiative at VIB.

Oren's research and main scientific motivation is driven by the fundamental challenge to uncover the link between genes and functions, and filling the gaps in our current biological knowledge via application and implementation of computational algorithms tailored to handle big data. As such, he has spent considerate amount of time developing user-friendly platforms and interfaces for construction and analysis of regulatory networks of genes from specific plant metabolic pathways (Tzfadia et al., 2012, Tzfadia et al., 2016 and Itkin et al., 2013).

Novel, powerful computational approaches such as machine learning, guilt by association, and statistically robust bioinformatic methods combined with the rapidly increasing availability of ‘omics’ data sets (e.g., genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and fluxomics), provides the potential for integrating various layers of data sets for extending our biological knowledge.

With specific aim to make integrative biology accessible for the biologists research community, and provide a platform to integrate multiple data sources in a holistic manner, Oren will lead the development and implementation efforts of integrative bioinformatics infrastructure, algorithms, and software tools development at teh VIB Bioinformatics Core. His emphasis will be on integration of data from research activities across VIB centers and Core facilities.

 


The second VIB Community Meeting on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will take place on 12 December 2017 in Brussels. In order to create a strong bioinformatics community, flash presentations of PhD students and postdocs in the field of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics are organized. During the afternoon, two parallel sessions are included, one on NGS/single-cell, Proteomics, Integrative Bioinformatics, and one on Developed@VIB. More information and registration on this link.


Published Date: October 12th, 2017: IPA© is a powerful web-based knowledge base system designed for biologists.


Published Date: August 04th, 2017: IPA© is a powerful web-based knowledge base system designed for biologists.


Published Date: June 22, 2017: GENEVESTIGATOR is an innovative online platform enabling researchers to globally explore public and proprietary expression data for research and clinical applications.


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We are very pleased that the first collaborative paper of Lukasz, one of our three software developers, is out. Many thanks to Arne, Paco and Pieter from the BioIT Core at the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research for all their hard work.
Read more at the open access version https://academic.oup.com/nar/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/nar/gkx376


Published Date: Apr 24, 2017: GENEVESTIGATOR is an innovative online platform enabling researchers to globally explore public and proprietary expression data for research and clinical applications.


Published Date: April 3th, 2017: IPA© is a powerful web-based knowledge base system designed for biologists.


Register for the Qiagen Upcoming IPA Webinar Series Starting March 1st!


Lennart Martens (VIB-UGent CompOmics) and Alexander Botzki (VIB Bioinformatics Core) organise an interactive VIB Community Meeting on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology on the 27th of February 2017 in Brussels. Some impressions on Twitter: #VIBComp