Thursday, April 3, 2014

NGS Data Analysis

Reduction in the genome sequencing costs and applications of NGS to answer biological questions are creating biological big data. The speed of NGS data analysis is comparatively slow due to various limiting factors. One of the limiting factor is expert manpower. Especially younger generation biologists are not much aware about NGS data analysis tools and techniques.

One of the most essential tool set for NGS data analysis is R Bioconductor. As such very few institutes in India have biological courses including biostat and of course use of R Bioconductor tools. The interpretation of biology through data analysis requires expertise in applications and use of R and Bioconductor tools. Labindia-GPOD has decided to contribute to narrow this gap of manpower by launching online courses in NGS data analysis. The first course entitled Introduction to R and Bioconductor is being launched from 15.04.2014 at Course can be taken with time and space management and is absolutely free for the registered participant.

Those interested can visit course site and write to me at for more information.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Labindia Genomics and Proteomics on Demand

Life sciences research and development has been transformed in to a data intensive enterprise due to generation of huge data by the massively parallel technologies in genomics and proteomics defying the Moor’s law of computational capabilities.
Data acquisition, storage, exchange, analysis and visualization have become tricky task at the laboratory level or at the desktop level for the life sciences research scientist. Additionally, drop in the cost of sequencing technologies is further increasing high dimensional data and the cost of data manipulation is increasing due to need of high performance computing clusters.
Looking in to data issue of the  21st century systems biology, Labindia Pvt. Ltd., Thane, India launched its spin off services center “Labindia Genomics and Proteomics on Demand  (Labindia GPOD)” to provide complete solutions in genomics and proteomics in the form of Science as a Service (SciaaS), Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS) and Software as a Service(SaaS).
Labindia GPOD provides genomics and proteomics sample analysis through its advanced laboratory infrastructure and successfully addresses data storage and analysis issues using its strong resources in bioinformatics and biostatistics.  Bioinformatics infrastructure at Labindia GPOD supports data analysis using proprietarily developed algorithms and biostatistical methods on local high performance computing cluster  or provide solutions on the desktop of a scientist through the cloud computing.
Labindia GPOD clients are selecting broad range of services enlisted below and receiving research ready data to advance their discoveries.
Labindia GPOD has four broad divisions in its services arm: 1. Genomics on Demand, 2.Proteomics on Demand,  3. Bioinformatics on Demand and 4. Training on Demand.
Genomics on Demand
1. Genome Assembly and Annotation       2. Nextgen Data Management
3. Comparative Genomics                        4. Data mining and visualization
5. RNA sequencing                                  6. Exome Capture 
7. Expression Profiling                             8. Pathway enrichment  
9. Methylation Genomics                        10. SNP Analysis
Proteomics on Demand
1. MS, LC-MS                                    2. Protein-Protein Interactions
3. Biomarker Discoveries                     4. Protein Structure Modeling
5. Protein Microarrays                         6. Functional enrichment.
Bioinformatics on Demand
Labindia GPOD provides services in acquisition, storage, exchange, analysis and visualization of high dimensional data through its high performance computing clusters and also mobilizing the cloud resources. Scientist can access their data on their desktops/laptops any where any time with the time management using cloud resources. Labindia GPOD also provides data mining and biostatistical analysis services.
Training on Demand
Progress in the development of massively parallel technologies generating high dimensional data in biology has equally created gap in the trained manpower availability. Labindia GPOD has developed high end training programs in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. These programs are delivered by the top class scientists working with Labindia GPOD. The programs are provided additionally online in the elearning format so that scientific community can have easy fallow up with the time management.
Labindia GPOD Scientific Support
Labindia has instituted Scientific Advisory Board represented by the scientists of international repute in the field of life sciences. The board continuously monitors the development of methods, tools and techniques in genomics and proteomics. Additionally, Labindia GPOD has recruited top class scientist to provide GPOD services to the clients.

Uday Deshpande, Ph.D.,
Labindia GPOD,
201 Nand Chembers,
LBS Marg,
Thane-400602 (India)
 +91-22-2598 6000