May 2018 Newsletter
Welcome to spring and our new departmental subscribers. We hope you will find BioGrids a valuable time saver in your research projects.
Each month the BioGrids newsletter highlights new software available through BioGrids, research training classes available through HMS, new features of the BioGrids installer and other aspects of research computing.
BioGrids is supported by a team of scientists and engineers at HMS. We provide direct support for BioGrids members.
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The BioGrids Installer is an easy to use application that makes installing and managing life sciences software simple and quick.
A command line version is also available for Macs and Linux. Download and activate using the link button below.
The BioGrids team provides support, infrastructure and testing for scientific software packages. We currently provide 107 packages in five categories. The collection grows weekly. Learn more here: About BioGrids
This month's new software applications include the latest release of Exomiser, the rare disease genome analysis tool. From the Exomiser site:
Starting from a VCF file and a set of phenotypes encoded using the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) it will annotate, filter and prioritise likely causative variants. The program does this based on user-defined criteria such as a variant's predicted pathogenicity, frequency of occurrence in a population and also how closely the given phenotype matches the known phenotype of diseased genes from human and model organism data.
An excellent overview article is available on Medium.com: Exomiser Announcement
Do you have a favorite software package you'd like to use in BioGrids or see highlighted here? Drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training sessions available to HMS trainees:
May 23 3-5p Intro to Parallel Computing Countway 403 May 30 3-5p Intro to O2 Countway 403
June 6 10-11:30a Introduction to Bioinformatics Room 025 June 6 10-12p Introduction to Amazon Cloud and UNIX basics Room 025
May 30th - May 31st Introduction to shell and High-Performance Computing.
Need help getting software installed on new machines? Have you been planning to try Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing?
BioGrids can help you get started. We have expertise in bioinformatics, programming, workflow development and high performance computing.
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For a full listing of available applications see the BioGrids.org website.
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