Laboratory for Integrated Bioinformatics RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences

We are interested in the analysis of both human health- and environmental- related metagenomics data. We are developing useful open-source tools and databases for the comprehensive analysis of metagenomic and bacterial genomic sequence data, as well as other data types. In addition, we are tasked to provide centralized bioinformatics support for the other research laboratories in this center. We are developing an infrastructure of pipelines and tools for the efficient management and processing of both small-scale and large-scale datasets and for the analysis of various types of data produced from expression profile analysis, metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis, and so on. Learn more »

Recent Highlights
  • "Whole genome amplification approach reveals novel polyhydroxyalkanoate synthases (PhaCs) from Japan Trench and Nankai Trough seawater." Foong CP, Lau N-S, Deguchi S, Toyofuku T, Taylor T, Sudesh K, Matsui M. BMC Microbiol 17(1):7 [Epub ahead of print]. (December 24, 2014) PMID 25539583
  • We opened the website for our new resource iCLiKVAL on September 18th, 2014, and debuted it at the Genome Informatics 2014 conference in Cambridge, UK, on September 22nd, 2014.
  • "Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans): vector of African trypanosomiasis." International Glossina Genome Initiative. Science 344(6182):380-386. (April 25, 2014) PMID 24763584
  • "Whole exome sequencing in Thai patients with retinitis pigmentosa reveals novel mutations in six genes." Jinda W, Taylor TD, Suzuki Y, Thongnoppakhun W, Limwongse C, Lertrit P, Suriyaphol P, Trinavarat A, Atchaneeyasakul LO. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55(4):2259-2268. (April 7, 2014) PMID 24618324

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