Although data analysis has always been an important part of scientific research, the scale has changed in recent years. With the introduction and adoption of High Throughput Sequencing (HTS) methods a different approach to data analysis is now required. Before, most analyses in Life Sciences could be conducted on a personal PC. But the large amounts of data and the requirements of the HTS analysis algorithms call for dedicated servers and an optimized storage solution.
The Applied Bioinformatics & Biostatistics group has been founded with three goals in mind:
- enable wetlab scientists to perform everyday bioinformatic analyses through a user-friendly interface
- provide expertise to tackle custom data and statistical analysis
- offer consultancy and training