Conference Proceedings

Security-oriented Data Grids for Microarray Expression Profiles

Richard Sinnott, Christopher Bayliss, Jipu Jiang, N Jacq (ed.), H Muller (ed.), I Blanquer (ed.), Y Legre (ed.), V Breton (ed.), D Hausser (ed.), V Hernandez (ed.), T Solomonides (ed.), M HofmannApitius (ed.)

FROM GENES TO PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE: GRID SOLUTIONS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES | IOS PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

Microarray experiments are one of the key ways in which gene activity can be identified and measured thereby shedding light and understanding for example on biological processes. The BBSRC funded Grid enabled Microarray Expression Profile Search (GEMEPS) project has developed an infrastructure which allows post-genomic life science researchers to ask and answer the following questions: who has undertaken microarray experiments that are in some way similar or relevant to mine; and how similar were these relevant experiments? Given that microarray experiments are expensive to undertake and may possess crucial information for future exploitation (both academically and commercially), scientists ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The work described here was suported by a grants from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). We gratefully acknowledge their support. We also acknowledge inputs tothe science we are trying to support from Dr Pawel Herzyk at the Sir Henry Wellcome Functional Genomics Facility at the University of Glasgow. Dr John Watt is acknowledged for his Shibboleth expertise and support.