Category: "Bioinformatics"

Move of blog

October 3rd, 2017
Please note that I am moving most of these posts to my page New article will appear only there. more »

Create BigWig files with DeepTools

September 18th, 2017
To display data as bar graphs along the genome e.g. in the UCSC genome browser, you can create BigWig files. The underlying Wig format is described in more detail here. BigWig is the binary version (described here), that allows compressing the data and… more »

GAL file format

July 20th, 2017
GenePix Array List (GAL) files are text files with specific information about the location, size, and name of each DNA spot on a microarray. They are therefor of vital importance for the analysis of scanned microarray images. more »

Genetic Conditions Screened in Newborns

April 13th, 2017
Genetic Conditions Screened in Newborns
As part of the health assessment of newborn babys, a test for common genetic conditions is done by drawing a few drops of blood from the heel of the baby and sending this off for analysis. Any positive results will then be followed up by confirmatory… more »

Comparing instance prices on the Amazon cloud

April 13th, 2017
As the largest cloud computing company Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers various options to use compute-power on a "as-needed" basis. You can choose what size and type of machine, what number of machines - and you can choose a price model where you are… more »