|Work on your own:
"reinvent the wheel"
with the Bit Lab:
"get into the car and cruise"
the grant proposal
write the bioinformatics component of your grant.
work with you to write the grant:
the project up to speed
to hire and train new bioinformaticists
an experienced team
to build hardware and software infrastructure
our extensive bioinformatics hardware and software infrastructure
time needed to get up to speed
getting results from day 1
results on budget and on time
and biologists don't speak the same language
team includes people from the entire spectrum spanning biology and
computer science. All of us have training in both fields. We will go to
your lab meetings, sit with you in your lab, and bridge the culture and
knowledge gap between the biological and information sciences.
|one or a few bioinformaticians have to do everything||leverage a team with depth in many areas of bioinformatics|
bioinformaticist(s) work in isolation
||Intellectual critical mass:
synergistic sharing of knowledge and expertise in a dynamic research
you done this before?
level standards for
the project is over
funding ends and your bioinformaticists leave. Six months later, can
you still find your data and rerun critical data pipelines after the
reviewers suggest further experiments?
the people who know your work are still in the lab, giving a continuity of expertise for "wrap
up", or for your next project.
|Dr. Karen Brassinga
Department of Microbiology
University of Manitoba
|The ecology and molecular pathogenesis of Legionnaires' Disease|
|Dr. Richard Gordon
University of Manitoba
|Chromolinkers - DNA
bridges between mitotic chromosomes?
(2009 - 2013)
Genomics for Biofuels and Co-Products from Biorefining Processes.
The goals of the research is to conduct a full genetic characterization of both known and novel bacteria selected for their ability to convert lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels (ethanol, hydrogen) and renewable, biodegradable plastics (polyhydroxylalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers). The focus is on the relationships between genome content, gene and gene product expression, and metabolism to understand how carbon and electrons are partitioned to fermentation end-products. Understanding these relationships is enabling rationale strategies for development of robust, industrially applicable microbial consortia for biorefining processes.
Platform (2003 - 2011)
Bit lab has its origins in
the Genome Canada Bioinformatics Platform (Bioinformatics Innovation
Centre), which provided bioinformatics services, infrastructure and
training to researchers across Canada and around the world for many