Laboratory for Integrated Bioinformatics RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences

We develop computational tools and databases for the analysis of various large-scale datasets. Our goal is to create easy-to-use tools capable of efficiently processing, analyzing and visualizing data from a variety of sources, with an emphasis on metagenomics. We also provide some centralized bioinformatics support for other research laboratories in the center, and together we are developing an integrated database and sample-tracking system for the storage, distribution, and analysis of various types of experimental data. 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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