FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today announced collaborators in the OneOmics™ project, an exclusive partnership between Illumina and SCIEX that integrates SWATH™ Acquisition based next-generation proteomics (NGP) and next-generation sequencing (NGS) data on the BaseSpace® cloud computing environment. Researchers at Yale University have each developed cloud-based applications and libraries that utilize SWATH Proteomics data in novel ways allowing researchers to analyze and compare proteomics and genomics data. This effort furthers the OneOmics project’s goal of eliminating the informatics barriers that exist between different Omics disciplines.
“We are delighted to be part of this project SCIEX and Illumina. Collectively, our tools developed at ISB and in the wider academic community will provide a powerful solution that will impact the way that proteomics research and systems biology will be conducted in the future.”
Dr. Chris Colangelo (proteomics) and Dr. Rob Kitchen (genomics bioinformatics) from Yale University collaborated to develop the RNASeq Translator Application for the BaseSpace® platform that translates the output from an Illumina RNASeq experiment into a protein database that can be used to create ion libraries to mine SCIEX SWATHTM Acquisition data. The application enables a more targeted approach to proteomics analysis within the context of identifying splice variants, which can be critically important to researchers seeking to understand the genetics of a particular disease. This serial workflow is a common requirement for systems biology research, but until now has required complex bioinformatics protocols that are beyond the reach of all but a few specialized laboratories.
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About Yale School of Medicine
Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education and advanced health care. Among its divisions are one of the nation’s oldest schools of public health and the internationally recognized Child Study Center, founded in 1911. Its Yale Cancer Center is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute and the only comprehensive center in southern New England. Its mission encompasses basic and clinical research, cancer prevention and control, patient care, community outreach, and education.
Source – BusinessWire