What is Bioinformatics?

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Bioinformatics Center of Expertise

Jelle Goeman

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What is Bioinformatics?


Bioinformatics:

Analyzing and connecting data from high throughput molecular
biology and imaging


Bioinformatics

Biology

Medicine

Computer

Science

Statistics

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High throughput

Modern technologies produce massive amounts of data

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Analyzing:




statistical and computational analysis, experimental design


Connecting:




with databases (web), literature, making data accessible

Connecting and analyzing

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Bioinformatics at the LUMC

Medical Statistics

Human Genetics

Molecular Cell Biology

Parasitology

Pathology

Medical Microbiology

… more departments expected to follow

Many departments have moved into bioinformatics

Statistical

bioinformatics

Molecular Epidemiology

Genetic population studies

Bioinformatics of genomics

Bioinformatics of imaging

Bioinformatics of proteomics

Virology bioinformatics

Bioinformatics of tumor genomics

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The Bioinformatics Center of Expertise

Joins together all bioinformaticians of the whole LUMC to


1.
Make Bioinformatics expertise available to the whole LUMC


2.
Exchange knowledge and facilitate cooperation between
bioinformaticians


3.
Organize courses in bioinformatics (researchers/students)



A
“virtual department”

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Participants of the Center of Expertise

Human Genetics


Judith Boer


Peter
-
Bram ‘t Hoen


Jan Bert van Klinken


Barend Mons


Marco Roos


Peter Taschner


Medical Microbiology


Sasha Gorbalenya


Igor Sidorov


Molecular Cell Biology


Raimond Ravelli


Willem Sloos


Hans Vrolijk

Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics


Stefan B
öhringer


Bas Heijmans


Jeanine Houwing


Joost Kok


Bart Mertens


Kai Ye


Erik van Zwet


Pathology


Ronald van Eijk


Jan Oosting


Parasitology


Yuri van der Burgt


Magnus Palmblad

Available to be consulted in their area of expertise

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How to find the expert you need?

www.lumc.nl/bioinformatics

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The core

OR: contact the
core

of the Center to be forwarded


The core of the Center of Expertise


Jelle Goeman



Coordinator, statistical aspects of bioinformatics


Scott Marshall



Computer science aspects of bioinformatics


Ramin Monajemi



Scientific programmer


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Bioinformaticians

Participants

Schematic organization

Core

Users

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What to expect?

Consulting: two flavors

1.
Advice


Expert opinion


Be pointed to software, references, courses, people

2.
Scientific Collaboration


Regular advice throughout the project


Performing analyses


What to give in return?


Consulting is free for all LUMC researchers


Collaborations should be rewarded with co
-
authorships


Model: statistical consulting

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Seminar series

Integrated data analysis in Epidemiology and Bioinformatics



Speakers from inside and outside LUMC


Broad range of subjects; broad audience; practical perspective


Integrated with


Human Genetics Genomics/Bioinformatics seminars


Genetic Epidemiology Theme Group


Organizers:

Eline Slagboom, Judith Boer, Joost Kok, Jeanine Houwing, Jelle Goeman



Every 2 weeks on Tuesday 15:45


More information on www.lumc.nl/bioinformatics

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Education and Teaching


Courses for researchers


Keep track of available courses (also elsewhere)


Jointly teach courses


MGC courses microarrays/nextgen sequencing (Judith Boer)


Set up new courses if necessary




Projects for students


Hogeschool Bioinformatica


Delft/LIACS Bioinformatics master


Moscow State University (Sasha Gorbalenya)


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Under development: the bioinformatics wiki

www.bioexp.org
(under construction)


wiki: a web site that every LUMC researcher can read
and edit



A fountain of information on bioinformatics


What courses to follow


What tools to use



A virtual coffee machine


Meet bioinformaticians


Discuss bioinformatics

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A Bioinformatics Center of Expertise

Bioinformatics


Much expertise available at the LUMC


Added value in cooperation



A Center of Expertise


Make knowledge of bioinformatics more easily available


Help all LUMC researchers to the right expertise quickly


Stimulate exchange between bioinformaticians