Bioinformatics

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Jan 23, 2019

Growth of NAR BioDBs
NAR databases since 1996. 2019 values are highlighted in red. NAR Database List

I always look forward to the Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) database issue . It's a great way to learn what people are interested in and learn something new. Its also fun to count the number of databases, because each way they're counted, a ... Read more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed Dec 05, 2018

Immunoprofiling sample preparation

As previously discussed , immunoprofiling is the quantitative measurement of antigen receptors (ARs; antibodies or T-cell receptors) in a sample. Massively parallel (NextGen) DNA sequencing is a commonly used method for this purpose because receptor diversity can be quickly and cost-effectively measured with the added benefit that individual receptors can be quantified.

AR diversity is a ... Read more

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Biotechnology is the field of study that involves the practical use of biological processes in industrial production. The early applications of biotechnology gave rise to the making of beer, wine, and cheese. With advances in technology, vaccine development and insulin production were made possible through biotechnology. Advances in computing technology are transforming biotechnology in new ways. Read more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed May 30, 2018

Immuno-Bioinformatics Infographic
Overview of the Immuno-Bioinformatics Course

In recent posts, I discussed container technology with an emphasis on Docker and Singularity . The motivation being that Digital World Biology is designing an immuno-bioinformatics class that will be taught at Shoreline Community College (Shoreline). This class will be part of Shoreline’s immuno-biotechnology certificate [1] that is currently under ... Read more

Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Tue Oct 31, 2017

getting the images was the hardest part

A lot of our colleagues are interested in bioinformatics and data science. While it is clear that bioinformatics is important, even essential, in modern biology research, there is the question about the levels of programming and computer skills needed for different jobs. I'm not going to answer that question here. Instead I'm going to focus on one end of the ... Read more