June 2018 Newsletter
Welcome to our new readers. 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.
New to BioGrids? Give it a try today!
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 140 packages in five categories. The collection grows weekly. Learn more here: About BioGrids
Humane Gene Mutation Database
Boston Children's Hospital Research Computing is making available the commercial version of the Human Gene Mutation Database from Qiagen. Through a partnership with HMS, all HMS affiliates can receive access to the interactive web based application and direct download of data files. To apply for access visit the Biogrids.org (https://biogrids.org/) home page and click on the Request HGMD button.
From the Qiagen Bioinformatics website:
"Having been cited in more than 5,000 scientific publications, HGMD® is the gold standard industry-leading resource for comprehensive coverage of published human inherited disease mutations. Whether searching for an overview of known mutations associated with a particular disease, interpreting clinical test results, looking for the likely causal mutation in a list of variants, or seeking to integrate mutation content into your custom NGS pipeline or data repository – HGMD is a flexible resource that can be adapted to a broad range of applications."
Training sessions available to HMS trainees:
June 26 1-3p MathWorks Image Processing and Computer Vision TMEC 246 403 July 17 1-3p MathWorks Demystifying Deep Learning TMEC 209
June 25 12:30p Data Skills: Planning for Research Success Ware Room Countway Library
June 27 10a Introduction to ChIP‐Seq and data analysis using Galaxy Room 025 Countway Library
July 30,31 and Aug 1 Introduction to ChIP-seq using high-performance computing. Registration opens on July 9th.
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.
We improve the collection with feedback from the community.
Want to see a new application in BioGrids?
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BioGrids is supported by the HMS TnT fund and based upon SBGrid.org