en News - BIOINFORMATICS BARCELONA News Fri, 02 Jul 2021 12:26:15 +0000 Fri, 02 Jul 2021 12:26:15 +0000 Houdini 2 (https://houdini.antaviana.cat/) https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news CRAG researchers develop an algorithm to measure fruit morphology

Researchers from the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), BIB MEMBER, have developed an automatized and cost-effective computing method to evaluate fruit shape and colour that will contribute to increasing agriculture efficiency.

This work applies deep learning techniques to evaluate fruit shapes. Combining such methods with linear and multivariate measurements, researchers were able to generate an automatized software pipeline that analyses shape and colour patterns extracted from strawberry images.

This contribution can be very valuable in the first step of breeding programmes, since it would allow evaluating various crosses without the need to test them directly in the field, saving time and resources.

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 12:26:15 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/199/crag-researchers-develop-an-algorithm-to-measure-fruit-morphology https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/199 0
20% book reservation for BIB Members on the R and Deep Learning courses

Improve your knowledge about R and deep learning with the courses that Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Bioinformatics Barcelona member (BIB), is offering for this June, July, and September 2021. These courses count with a 20% book reservation for BIB members. 

Organized by the Department of Genetics, Microbiology, and Statistics of the Faculty of Biology and under the coordination of Dr. Francesc Carmona, the courses do not require prerequisites to access them and are recognized with a university extension certificate.

Due to the exceptional situation caused by the pandemic, the courses will be taught through the virtual sessions. Read more about the courses and registration in the document attached below.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 13:03:40 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/197/20-book-reservation-for-bib-members-on-the-r-and-deep-learning-courses https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/197 0
Sequentia Biotech has collaborated in the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine

The company Sequentia Biotech, BIB MEMBER, has collaborated in the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine.
The new vaccine is similar to others already authorized because it stimulates the immune response against the Spike protein that the Coronavirus uses to infect cells.  It also presents some substantial differences like the use of a probiotic bacterium as a vector, the oral administration, and, so far, no side effects.
The preclinical data conducted, with the participation of Sequentia Biotech, shows that the administration of engineered Escherichia Coli Nissle 1917 was able to significantly stimulate the immune response with the production of circulating IgM and IgG antibodies without any adverse effects being documented.

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:43:06 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/195/sequentia-biotech-has-collaborated-in-the-development-of-a-new-covid-19-vaccine https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/195 0
ALBA offers internships for university students

ALBA SYNCHROTRON, Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) member, is offering internships on Bioinformatics for the academic year 21-22 in different branches of the facilities. Students who are interested must apply before 31st May 2021. The proposed internships in Bioinformatics are:

  1. Electron beam simulations from a thermionic RF-gun

  2. System for measurement superconductive materials at microwave frequencies for CERN's Future Circular Collider

You can check the information on the proposed internships and how to apply at this link.

Thu, 06 May 2021 12:04:44 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/193/alba-offers-internships-for-university-students https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/193 0
Bioinformatics involved in identifying a potential target to treat lung cancer at IRB Barcelona

Researchers at IRB Barcelona, a BIB member, have discovered that the HMCES enzyme is very effective against lung tumours with a higher number of mutations caused by the APOBEC system (an antiviral defence mechanism). 

The study, led by Dr Travis Stracker and Dr Fran Supek, comprises both computational and experimental approaches and is the result of the collaboration between two research groups working on different disciplines. Genetic screening experiments were performed using CRISPR/Cas9 on several types of human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines.

Personalised medicine takes advantage of the unique genetic changes in an individual tumour to find its vulnerabilities and fight it. However, the APOBEC system can accidentally damage DNA and cause a higher number of mutations in the tumour.

In this context, IRB Barcelona is organizing The Metastasis Challenge to raise money in support of the research into metastasis.

More info about this study here.

Thu, 06 May 2021 12:04:16 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/191/bioinformatics-involved-in-identifying-a-potential-target-to-treat-lung-cancer-at-irb-barcelona https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/191 0
The BIB's Toolkit on ethics for the bioinformatics is now available at BIB's website

The BIB's Toolkit on ethics for the bioinformatics "Toolkit para la formación en ética de la bioinformática" is now available on BIB's website. 

This book offers a compilation of tools, theories, and data intended to help to teach professionals through the task of programming an introductory course to ethics in bioinformatics.

This Toolkit is the result of the combined work of the Ethics and Data Security Group, a multidisciplinary team of Bioinformatics Barcelona constituted in order to provide and share knowledge as well as workflow tools to all bioinformatics professionals who use sensible data.

You can access this tool for free through this link.

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 09:03:06 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/189/the-bib-s-toolkit-on-ethics-for-the-bioinformatics-is-now-available-at-bib-s-website https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/189 0
Apply for Dual Vocational Training grants

A total of four CFGS students in Web Application Design - Bioinformatics Profile who do their internships in Dual format in public or public-biomedical research centers can apply for SANEC Program grants. These grants are within the framework of the agreement that Bioinformatics Barcelona maintains with the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training.

In Dual Vocational Training the student learns and combines his/her training at the institute with productive activity in an external entity (research center, university, company, etc.). The total time of the stage of the student in FP Dual at the institution consists of 1043 hours.

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:39:20 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/187/apply-for-dual-vocational-training-grants https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/187 0
RNAseq Grant Programme

Sequentia, BIB' Member, launch an RNAseq Grant Programme, in the frame of AIR. The call, open up to 15th April, enhance the participation of Researchers to submit their project to access AIR and analyze their data with the Sequentia RNAseq cloud software.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:40:55 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/185/rnaseq-grant-programme https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/185 0
Dreamgenics joins Bioinformatics Barcelona ecosystem

New BIB's Member: Welcome to Dreamgenics to the Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) ecosystem. BIB enlarges its varied ecosystem with a new partner: Dreamgenics, a company that develops its activity in the field of omics technologies and bioinformatics.

Dreamgenics perform bioinformatic analysis of NGS data using in-house developed bioinformatics tools, which gives them an important competitive advantage. Their business goal is to assist clinicians and researchers to understand the molecular basis of diseases and thus help these patients to benefit from the development and implementation of Precision Medicine in clinical practice.

You can know more about them by clicking here.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:43:17 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/183/dreamgenics-joins-bioinformatics-barcelona-ecosystem https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/183 0
CIMTI Open Call for Innovation aimed at offering innovative solutions in the health and social field

The Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies (CIMTI) a BIB collaborator, has opened an Open Call for Innovation aimed at receiving proposals that offer innovative solutions in the health and social fields such as medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics, and eHealth. You can check the requirements of applications by clicking here.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:40:12 +0000 https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news//news/181/cimti-open-call-for-innovation-aimed-at-offering-innovative-solutions-in-the-health-and-social-field https://www.bioinformaticsbarcelona.eu/news/181 0