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Open Source Software in Life Science Research by M Forster, L Harland

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10

Setting up an ’omics platform in a small biotech

Jolyon Holdstock

Abstract:

Our current ’omics platform is the product of several years of evolution responding to new technologies as they have emerged and also increased internal demand for tools that the platform provides. The approaches taken to select software are outlined as well as any problems encountered and the solutions that have worked for us. In conjunction lessons learnt along the way are detailed. Although sometimes ignored, the range of skills required to use and maintain the platform are described.

Key words

microarrays

disaster recovery

bioinformatic tools

skill sets

10.1 Introduction

Founded in 1995 by the pioneer of Southern blotting and microarray technologies, Professor ...

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